Glogster Compare and Contrast

Havana Lopez & Taylor Ward

How do the authors utilize statistics to demonstrate teacher and general approval of Common Core?

In article number one, the author uses many percentages to show how many people prefer the common core standard and how many people disagree with using it. For example, "In 2013, 76 percent of teachers said they were in favor of the Common Core." (HollingsWorth).

In the article number two, the author does surveys to see if the common core standard really makes them improve. For example, "The research team then related the survey results to students’ scores on the new assessments after controlling for demographics and prior achievement." (Barth).

What is unique about author one’s approach vs. author two’s approach?

With article one, the author goes more strait forward into what they are trying to convey. They author uses a large amount of data to show how teachers, students, and parents feel about the common core standard. For example, "...only 40 percent say the favor Common Core..." (HollingsWorth).

With the second article, the author uses more feeling to try and relate with the people reading. The author doesn't use much data to get his point out but he says it by doing some surveys and getting to know some people specific thoughts on the common core standard. For example, "Many teachers felt rushed to produce results." (Barth).

What data does the first author include to support her claim? What data does the second author include to support her claim?

In article one, the author includes a lot of statistics to support her claim. For example, the author says "In the new survey, only 40 percent say they favor Common Core representing a 36-point drop in two years" (Hollingsworth). In article two the author uses a lot of quotes to back up her claim. She says "According to their report, three out of four teachers have "embraced the new standards" either "quite a bit" or "fully".

How do the tones differ?

In article two, the authors tone is more neutral and uses mostly facts. The author uses words like "according" or uses quotes from what other people say. Article one has a more opinionated tone. The author uses a few opinions here and there in the article. For instance the author says "But Common Core has been harshly criticized for eliminating poetry and classic literature,".