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Finnish education reform

Big Data or Small Data: What’s the key to unlocking learning opportunities?

Some say that schools don’t change. Many things may have remained the same but one thing is new: data. Today the walls of principals’ offices display performance results and data walls in teachers’ lounges highlight whether students have accomplished their learning targets. Data has become hot currency in school reforms. For some, making performance data visible promotes accountability and evidence-based practice. For others,…

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