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use as Advanced Placement (AP) textbooks. Despite using these outdated and inappropriate texts the majority of my students who take the AP exam pass with a score of 3 or higher. I attribute these successes to the wisdom of educators who mentored me in evidence-based instruction even before I knew what it was. Just as a doctor needs to take into account the individual circumstances of each patient, educators need to address the individual needs of every student. At the beginning of every school year, I spend time going over each student’s school record to identify their strengths and weaknesses. My goal is to ensure that each student receives extra help in areas where they are weak and a challenge in areas where they are strong. This sounds easy but we all know it is extremely difficult. How do we find the time to differentiate instruction when we are already overwhelmed? This is where evidence-based practice helps by making our instruction more effective and less time consuming. The concept of evidence-based practice comes from the medical profession whose practitioners are able to use the latest research, along with their professional judgement, to choose the best possible treatment for a specific patient (Gall, Gall, & Borg, 2015). The knowledge that doctors are using evidence-based practice provides confidence that patients are receiving the best treatment possible. In contrast, if doctors base all their medical decisions on what they learned in medical school and
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