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ERIC Number: EJ1063825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
What Value "Value Added"?
Richards, Andrew
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v57 n2 p251-255 2015
Two quantitative measures of school performance are currently used, the average points score (APS) at Key Stage 2 and value-added (VA), which measures the rate of academic improvement between Key Stage 1 and 2. These figures are used by parents and the Office for Standards in Education to make judgements and comparisons. However, simple statistical analysis suggests that the measures are correlated and, therefore, schools with high APS values have high VA. This calls into question whether the measures are objective and valuable as a means of assessing a school's efficacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)