ERIC Number: EJ588502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Value Added: An Uncertain Measure.
Sparkes, R. A.
Scottish Educational Review, v31 n1 p21-34 May 1999
In Scotland, one "value added" (VA) indicator of secondary school effectiveness measures students' relative "progress" between Standard and Higher grade in particular subjects. When random nonschool factors affecting students' geography performance were computer-simulated to determine VA fluctuation over 25 years, the confidence intervals for most geography departments were very wide, making these departments indistinguishable. Contains 35 references. (Author/SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)