kitchen table math, the sequel: The WWC is slipping

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The WWC is slipping

I think I've caught a blind spot of the WWC: they've been failing to weed out the more devious methodologically flawed research conducted by sponsors of educational programs.

First they let a flawed study slip by when they evaluated Everyday Math.

Now, they've let three studies slip by when they evaluated Reading Recovery.

I discuss this flaw and a few more in this post at D-Ed Reckoning.

When independent researchers note serious methodological flaws in research conducted by potentially biased researchers, it is incumbent upon the WWC to investigate these allegations and/or at least note them before giving these flawed studies their seal of approval.