SAP (Student Achievement Partners) announced the results of a review that many in the press and social media have hailed as the gospel.
Immediately questions arose:
But according to whom?
What was the criteria for selection of the “review panel”?
What conflicts of interest did the “reviewers” reveal before, during and / or after the review?
What were the criteria that were being “reviewed / evaluated”?
Did the “reviewers” conduct a thorough study of the resources?
Where was the line between opinion and fact?
What would any other panel of seven qualified literacy reviewers say?
Where is the evidence of the scientific study of the research (and subsequent results) the “reviewers” were quoting as the magic elixir for all children to read at high levels?
Here’s the response from #TCRWP: Link
Note the FIVE concerns with Methodology:
- Not independent
- Not peer reviewed
Read and reflect on the response from #TCRWP: Link
A reviewer who did not read . . .