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The Student Cliff

New Gallup.com research on U.S. students in grades 5 through 12 strongly suggests that the longer students stay in school, the less engaged they become.

“The drop in student engagement for each year students are in school is our monumental, collective national failure. There are several things that might help to explain why this is happening — ranging from our overzealous focus on standardized testing and curricula to our lack of experiential and project-based learning pathways for students,” writes a Gallop.com blogger.

We here at Merit Software also see this trend as problematic. That’s why we develop interactive, engaging learning tools to help teachers and students attain success.

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