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ERIC Number: EJ1005829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1097-9638
An Introduction to Value-Added Analysis
Costello, Ron; Elson, Peggy; Schacter, John
Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, v12 n2 p193-203 Dec 2008
For the last 3 years, more than 80% of the respondents to the "Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools" have stated that they would rather see a school's performance measure based upon "improvement shown by students" than the "percentage passing the test" (Rose & Gallup, 2007, p. 35). If this were to become the norm, the next question would be what "improvement" is significant? Educators need to understand "value-added" if they are going to use "improvement" to show that schools are improving student achievement. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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