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VAM

Value-Added Modeling (VAM) is pseudoscience, but profitable pseudosciences persist
“While value-added models are intended estimate teacher effects on student achievement growth, they fail to do so in any accurate or precise way. — Professor Bruce Baker”

TEACHER EVALUATION

No Child Left Behind - Education Week

NCLB Waivers: A State-by-State BreakdownThe Obama administration announced in 2011 it would award waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act to states that agreed to adopt certain education ideas. 31 more words

TESTING

CURMUDGUCATION: Law Professor Says Duncan's Actions Un-Constitutional

Law Professor Says Duncan’s Actions Un-ConstitutionalAn upcoming article in the Vanderbilt Law Review argues that the administration’s waiver program is both illegal and a very, very bad precedent. 240 more words

NATIONAL

Public Support for Obama’s School Policies is Plunging

Mike Klonsky’s SmallTalk Blog: Public Support for Obama’s School Policies is Plunging

Mike Klonsky
August 22, 2014
Common Core State Standards Arne Duncan Barack Obama Rahm Emanuel Mike Klonsky’s SmallTalk Blog Charter Schools Corporate Involvement in School Reform High-Stakes Testing and Evaluation Politics Politics, Policy, and School Practices Privatization Standards-Based Reform… 166 more words

Reform

NAEP - Technical Documentation

This section of the NAEP website, technical documentation on the web TDW, is written for researchers and assumes knowledge of educational measurement and testing. TDW contains information about the technical procedures and methods of NAEP. 108 more words

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On the Hypocrisy of Duncan

Check out @NEPCtweet’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/NEPCtweet/status/502871853523017729

I apologize to you, dear readers, in advance, but I must ask you to read the latest balderdash written by someone who works for Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. 231 more words

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