ERIC Number: EJ1003720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
If a Tree Falls in a Forest, but No One Hears...
Ritter, Gary W.; Shuls, James V.
Phi Delta Kappan, v94 n3 p34-38 Nov 2012
If developed thoughtfully and implemented carefully, value-added models can serve as key components in improved teacher evaluation systems by providing important information on the extent to which classroom teachers have fostered learning gains in math, language, reading, and other tested subjects. For many teachers, particularly those in English language arts and math, most (but not all) of their annual evaluations should be based on value-added measures of student learning gains.
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Language Arts, Mathematics Instruction, Standardized Tests
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