ERIC Number: ED560231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Will Courts Shape Value-Added Methods for Teacher Evaluation? ACT Working Paper Series. WP-2014-2
Croft, Michelle; Buddin, Richard
As more states begin to adopt teacher evaluation systems based on value-added measures, legal challenges have been filed both seeking to limit the use of value-added measures ("Cook v. Stewart") and others seeking to require more robust evaluation systems ("Vergara v. California"). This study reviews existing teacher evaluation systems and examines validity evidence supporting the use of value-added scores as part of the teacher evaluation. We discuss key aspects of ongoing teacher evaluation lawsuits in California and Florida and assess issues for evaluating the legality of teacher evaluation systems.
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Court Litigation, Validity
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida