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ERIC Number: ED527889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 200
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-9633-4
How to Use Value-Added Analysis to Improve Student Learning: A Field Guide for School and District Leaders
Kennedy, Kate; Peters, Mary; Thomas, Mike
Value-added analysis is the most robust, statistically significant method available for helping educators quantify student progress over time. This powerful tool also reveals tangible strategies for improving instruction. Built around the work of Battelle for Kids, this book provides a field-tested continuous improvement model for using value-added information to increase student learning. The five-step process shows how to: (1) Create the conditions for success; (2) Examine district, school, and classroom reports to assess strengths and challenges; (3) Use these reports to create an improvement plan; (4) Implement instructional changes; and (5) Evaluate and adjust the changes as the new school year starts. Each chapter includes case studies, real-life examples, action steps, and reflective questions in addition to numerous tools, samples, and protocols for implementing the model. By focusing on specific professional practices associated with gains in student performance, conversations shift from blame to analysis, from defensiveness to professional learning, and from micromanagement to inquiry--a fresh perspective that results in student success! The following chapters are contained in this book: (1) Step I: What Is Value-Added Analysis? (2) Step I: Jump into Value-Added Analysis; (3) Step I: The Framework for Systemic Improvement; (4) Step II: Assess District-Level Value-Added Reports to Determine Strengths and Challenges; (5) Step II: Assess Building-Level Value-Added Reports to Determine Strengths and Challenges; (6) Step II: Assess Teacher-Level Value-Added Reports to Determine Strengths and Challenges; (7) Steps III and IV: Identify Root Causes and Produce an Improvement Plan; (8) Step V: Take Action, Monitor, and Adjust. Also contained are references and an index. [Foreword by Douglas B. Reeves.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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