Childhood is full of variability. Children vary day-to-day in their skills and behaviors. They differ from their peers. They also live and learn in different environments and have varying levels of opportunity. Yet education often provides one-size-fits-all instruction aimed at the average student, with little regard for variability.
We believe that education systems that embrace learning variability are better able to provide all children with a quality education that gives them the best chance of succeeding in life. However, research has not yet fully established the causes and types of learning variability or how best to address them.