The little previous research comparing student errors across schools indicates that the distribution of students’ systematic errors in one school does not significantly match those in other schools. We present here data from a set of middle-school mathematics problems, where student errors do seem to be comparable across the three schools studied. We conclude that student errors do seem to transfer for some problems, though not for others. One implication is that tutor remediation based on student performance at one school will likely be useful for students at another school.
, Heffernan, Neil T.
, Rosenthal, David
, Feng, Mingyu
(2008). An Analysis of Middle-School Math Errors Across Schools. .
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