ERIC Number: ED556107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Reference Count: 1
Making Sense of the Metrics: Student Growth, Value-Added Models, and Teacher Effectiveness. Bulletin, Issue 19
O'Malley, Kimberly; McClarty, Katie; Magda, Tracey; Burling, Kelly
Pearson Education, Inc.
The nation is showing an unprecedented focus on increasing the rigor in education and preparing students for college. The college readiness trend is driving changes in the ways in which the nation uses student test data. Educational data are no longer limited to static data snapshots showing the status of a student performance at one point in time. Instead data are linked grade-to-grade and course-to-course, to create a longitudinal measure of student performance. The goal of this paper is to define student growth, value-added models, and teacher effectiveness--the three terms that are often confused. Furthermore, the paper will compare and contrast features of these three measures and identify next steps needed for advancing the use of these measures for educational reform.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Teacher Effectiveness, Models, Outcome Measures, Longitudinal Studies, Teacher Evaluation
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pearson Education