ERIC Number: EJ1054672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Student Test Scores to Measure Teacher Performance: Some Problems in the Design and Implementation of Evaluation Systems
Ballou, Dale; Springer, Matthew G.
Educational Researcher, v44 n2 p77-86 Mar 2015
Our aim in this article is to draw attention to some underappreciated problems in the design and implementation of evaluation systems that incorporate value-added measures. We focus on four: (1) taking into account measurement error in teacher assessments, (2) revising teachers' scores as more information becomes available about their students, and (3) and (4) minimizing opportunistic behavior by teachers during roster verification and the supervision of exams.
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Scores, Error of Measurement, Evaluation Problems, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Teacher Behavior, Cheating, Achievement Tests, Supervision
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