News Tag: Jacob

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Brian Jacob discusses ongoing research on Michigan's charter schools

Tags: charter schools, digital signage, expertise, jacob, k-12

In an article on the Michigan Radio website, Jacob discussed the Michigan Charter School Research Project, which will examine differences in outcomes of students who attend Michigan's charter schools vs. those who attend regular public schools.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Brian Jacob comments on teacher performance metrics in Crain's Detroit Business

Tags: digital signage, jacob, teacher quality

"Whether something like this will make a difference depends entirely in the details and how it's implemented," he said.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Brian Jacob's analysis cited in Wall Street Journal article on New York high-school teachers' test "scrubbing"

Tags: digital signage, jacob

A February 2 article reported that "a disproportionate percentage of New York City students barely got the passing score they needed to receive a diploma," while few students scored just under passing. The supposition is that teachers adjusted the test scores of students who just missed a passing grade, a practice known as "scrubbing."

Friday, January 28, 2011

Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) continues its Education Policy Initiative Seminar Series

Tags: class size, deans updates, jacob, secondary education

On Monday, January 31, 2011, the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy will continue its Education Policy Initiative Seminar Series with the panel discussion “Does Size Matter? The Role of Small High Schools in Reforming Public Education.”

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Brian Jacob's research on plagiarism cited in Inside Higher Education

Tags: digital signage, jacob

An article on the Inside Higher Ed website includes discussion of Jacob's recent work comparing rates of plagiarism between students who completed an anti-plagiarism tutorial with students who did not complete the tutorial. Because of an increased understanding of what constitutes plagiarism, the students who did the tutorial had substantially reduced rates of cheating.

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