Nebraska teachers take students from L to J with learning technique

12/10/2009 | York News-Times (York, Neb.)

English teachers at a Nebraska school are tracking classroom learning through the L to J method, developed by longtime educator Lee Jenkins. The goal is to move students from their early knowledge, which looks like an "L" on a graph, toward a bell curve, and then to an end result indicating high subject mastery in the shape of a "J" on the graph. Students plot their scores from weekly tests of concepts and terms on individual graphs, and teachers plot class progress. Teachers say the method helps students build on success.

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