Assessing and helping challenging students: Part One, Why do some students have difficulty learning?

@article{Hendricson2002AssessingAH,
  title={Assessing and helping challenging students: Part One, Why do some students have difficulty learning?},
  author={William D. Hendricson and John H Kleffner},
  journal={Journal of dental education},
  year={2002},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={43-61}
}
When students struggle with routine assignments and fall behind classmates, a busy teacher may pigeonhole them as slow, give up on them, or become frustrated from failed efforts to bring them up to speed. Well-intentioned efforts to help struggling students by providing repetitions of the same experiences may fail because the specific cause of the sub-par performance was not identified. Six potential causes of inadequate student performance can serve as a diagnostic framework to help teachers… CONTINUE READING