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Effective Teaching

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Effective Teaching

  • The American Council on Education is committed to student success, and effective teaching is a building block of high student achievement. ACE’s Center for Education Attainment and Innovation has a long history of education content quality assurance and promotes attainment-focused approaches and practices such as effective pedagogy that may lead to improved student outcomes. Through effective teaching, the relationship between instruction and student outcomes is front-and-center. The idea encapsulates all stages of instruction, from intentional preparation set out before instruction through formative feedback that aims to improve future instruction. Through effective teaching, student achievement may increase.

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  • Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances

    In this white paper, we explore the question of whether improvements in instructional quality can increase a postsecondary institution’s net revenue. We lay out a conceptual framework in which improvement in instruction leads to better student outcomes such as increased retention rates, decreased repetition of courses, and faster time to degree.

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