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Part 2: Close-Up Spotlights Dr. Jay Powell

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There are many educators in the world today that simply stick to traditional methods. Education is the key to success, as many would agree. However, what is more important; students achieving high test scores but not truly understanding what they’re being taught, or students actually understanding the content of the lessons?

With an extensive background in education, Dr. Jay Powell has researched and advocated alternative methods of education for the better part of 60 years. Through various analytical methods based upon his work with students and the environments of other classrooms, Dr. Powell has reached many conclusions to essential educational questions.

Dr. Powell founded Better Schooling Systems, a 501c3 company, in order to consult with leaders of educational system to switch over from total correct scores to a different scoring system that considers the patterns of selecting every answer, not merely the “right” ones, which he developed through his research.

“What I’ve discovered is that the total correct scores on tests are invalid and should not be used to assess students’ performance,” exclaims Powell. “At my earliest experiences in teaching, I realized students relied on what I told them. They didn’t understand the readings or the lessons. They were just getting the answers primarily from what I said was important.”

For more information about the incredible work of Dr. Powell and how to become involved with Better Schooling Systems visit http://better-schooling-systems.org/, email jpowell@tir.com, or call 412-835-2116 or 412-600-8015.

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