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Louisiana's VAM: Quantitative Bungling on Display

This post is about value-added assessment (VAA), also called value-added modeling (VAM). I saw that Louisiana’s “father of VAM,” LSU psychology professor, George Noell, and others, had recently published a VAM reflection related to VAM usage on Louisiana’s teacher preparation programs (TPPs), entitled, … 1,127 more words

High-stakes Testing

New York: NYSAPE Protests Legislative Effort to Lock in Test-Based Teacher Evaluation

The New York legislature pretended to kill VAM by passing legislation that shifts responsibility for teacher evaluation from the state to local districts. But the new law is old wine in a new bottle. 1,157 more words

Education Reform

Outlook for acetic acid-based ethanol production in China still difficult

The ethanol market has been seen as a potential growth market for acetic acid consumption in China but has been slow to gain any real momentum. 361 more words

Chemical Business Focus

Good News! New Jersey Trashes VAM!

Good news! The Governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, and the State Commissioner, Lamont Repollet, slashed the stakes attached to PARCC testing. Until now, 30% of a teacher’s evaluation was tied to test scores on the Common Core PARCC Test. 525 more words


Valerie Strauss: How Bill Gates Blew Away $575 Million on Teacher Evaluation

We have by now read about the independent Rand study of Bill Gates’ bet on Making test-based teacher evaluation the keystone of education reform. I distinctly recall Melinda Gates saying on PBS that “we now know” how to get a great teacher in every classroom in America. 311 more words