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ERIC Number: ED502977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug-25
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Ohio Value-Added Primer: A User's Guide
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Value-added methods are tools that analysts have devised to help people understand the gains that students are or are not making while in school. This can be done in many ways, and different analysts and states have developed various approaches. Beginning in August 2008, Ohio's academic accountability system includes a value-added component that measures student academic progress in addition to achievement. Value-added changes how Ohio evaluates its public schools. This short primer on value-added was designed to help business people, lawmakers, policymakers, and others understand this powerful, but complex tool. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Identifiers - Location: Ohio