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ERIC Number: EJ1028470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Reformers, Batting Averages, and Malpractice: The Case for Caution in Value-Added Use
Gleason, Daniel
Educational Forum, v78 n2 p128-141 2014
The essay considers two analogies that help to reveal the limitations of value-added modeling: the first, a comparison with batting averages, shows that the model's reliability is quite limited even though year-to-year correlation figures may seem impressive; the second, a comparison between medical malpractice and so-called educational malpractice, suggests that strict accountability measures within education are out of line with legal precedent.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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