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# When school administrators translate educational research into a stand

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03 Aug 2019, 15:29
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When school administrators translate educational research into a standardized teaching program and mandate its use by teachers, students learn less and learn less well than they did before, even though the teachers are the same. The translation by the administrators of theory into prescribed practice must, therefore, be flawed.

The argument above is based on which of the following assumptions?

(A) Teachers differ in their ability to teach in accordance with wi th standardized programs.
(B) The educational research on which the standardized teaching programs are based is sound.
(C) Researchers should be the ones to translate their own research into teaching programs.
(D) The ways in which teachers choose to implement the programs are ineffective.
(E) The level of student learning will vary from state to state.

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05 Aug 2019, 15:41
Why is the answer not D? Is it because it's questioning implementation vs understanding i.e. it is presuming implementation to not have an effect because it is a standardised program?
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06 Aug 2019, 02:12
Conclusion here is---Mandating Standardized teaching program is reducing teaching ability of teachers so is flawed.
Reasoning provided-- Students are learning less from teachers who have taken this program than from who haven't.
Clearly argument is saying implementation of program is wrong but doesn't say anything about program itself.
So option (B) The educational research on which the standardized teaching programs are based is sound.-- is correct as it shows the assumption of the author regarding Program quality itself.
Option (A) Teachers differ in their ability to teach in accordance with standardized programs. -- is incorrect as it just reiterates premise and doesn't include new information.
Re: When school administrators translate educational research into a stand   [#permalink] 06 Aug 2019, 02:12