Welcome To The Future Of Education! A business plan to recast pre-k-12 education in the U.S

Storyboard 79—When getting "A's" is not enough

bw face of HS boy 44873413 0To increase productivity of secondary education, the productivity of every student individually will be a focus of the GMnavy.go model. That sentence and the summary points in this Storyboard cannot be over emphasized or said too often.

Students getting "A's" may not be improving or growing in a manner, for example, that will make them competitive as college freshmen in math, science or engineering. Able but less inspired students earning marginal grades likewise may be capable of doing far better, perhaps by taking more challenging courses at the secondary level and obviating the need for remedial courses once out of high school, whether moving ahead to college, the trades, industry or whatever the choice may be.

● Outside The Model a veritable catalog of indicators, from fourth grade NAEP results (the percentage of students reaching basis proficiency, etc.) to the number of secondary schoolers who drop out of school each day (up or down from the, say, 3,000-or-so), will each become resources with which to gauge the GMnavy.go model's educational impact on secondary education.

● Within The Model, passive algorithms will measure and record, and value-added or proactive algorithms will offer value-added nuance and associations. "Leveraging the capacity of The Model to meet its mission, value-added algorithms "will work with each student as if no other student existed," per 'Comment 3' in exhibit 'W', "and yet will work with tens of millions of students collectively.

 

It may be a value-added orchestration that leads to changes in a student's interest in deeper learning.