LEADING RESEARCHERS GIVE VALUE-ADDED TEACHER ASSESSMENT AN "F"
Recent writings on value-added methods from SCOPE and others
Education researchers weighing in on this subject recently include Linda Darling-Hammond, Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, Edward Haertel, and Jesse Rothstein. Their review of the research shows VAMs to be sorely lacking as a tool for evaluating teachers. Below are two articles, as well as links to other recent writing on VAMs, explaining why test score gains are poor indicators of teacher effectiveness. The articles also share examples of the effects of VAMs where they have been used in the
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Article by Linda Darling-Hammond, Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, Edward Haertel, and Jesse Rothstein
This piece was originally presented in a briefing that was sponsored by the American Education Research Association (AERA) and the National Academy of Education (NAE).
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