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ERIC Number: ED532067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
Student-Teacher Linkage Verification: Model Process and Recommendations
Watson, Jeffery; Graham, Matthew; Thorn, Christopher A.
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As momentum grows for tracking the role of individual educators in student performance, school districts across the country are implementing projects that involve linking teachers to their students. Programs that link teachers to student outcomes require a verification process for student-teacher linkages. Linkage verification improves accuracy by allowing educators to check for and correct student and course assignment errors. This paper describes a model process for gathering and verifying student-teacher linkage data and offers recommendations at each stage. The model verification process begins with a planning stage, followed by configuration and testing. Once these steps are complete, teachers and administrators can begin verifying data. During verification, administrators and teachers confirm or modify classroom assignments using computer software or a web-based application. Verification takes place in three main steps: an initial administrator review, a teacher review, and a final administrator check. In addition, users can enter additional data during verification, such as the percentage of instructional responsibility for team teachers. After teachers and administrators verify the data, districts should gather and report information about the linkage verification process. Districts should use this information to continuously improve the accuracy and quality of their student-teacher links. An appendix presents use-cases for linkage verification. (Contains 3 footnotes, 2 tables, and 4 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Center for Educator Compensation Reform (CECR)