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The Many Failings of Value-Added Modeling

Scott Alexander reviews the research on value-added models measuring teacher quality1. While Scott’s overview is perfectly fine, any such effort is akin to a circa 1692 overview of the research literature on alchemy. 1,984 more words

Reform

US News: Why We Need Common Core, VAM, and Standardized Testing

It is important to hear both sides of every story. On this blog, you have often read criticisms of Common Core standards, test-based evaluation of teachers (value-added measurement), and standardized testing. 166 more words

US News: Why We Need Common Core, VAM, and Standardized Testing

It is important to hear both sides of every story. On this blog, you have often read criticisms of Common Core standards, test-based evaluation of teachers (value-added measurement), and standardized testing. 166 more words

House Bill 543

Provides relative to the value-added model used to evaluate teachers and administrators

Filed By: Rep. Frank HoffmanE-mail

Abstract:

Provides that the value-added model (VAM) used to evaluate teachers and administrators shall be optional instead of required for local public school boards. 351 more words

House Bills

evaluating evaluations

VAM, Value-Added (Assessment) Models used in part to evaluate a teacher’s performance. VAMs are used to compensate, evaluate, continue a contract, or fire a teacher. The American Statistical Association (ASA) suggests that high-level of expertise is needed to develop and interpret the models, especially if the VAMs are used for high-stakes reasons. 643 more words

Education