ERIC Number: EJ874618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Value-Added Analysis in Instruction
Nicholson, Michael R.; Brown, Jeffrey R.
School Administrator, v67 n2 p26-30 Feb 2010
Value-added data provide a viable alternative for gauging school effectiveness--one virtually free of the confounding effects of student demographics and other factors relating to student learning. How is it different from other measuring methods? It concentrates on growth, rather than attainment. This strengthens the concept and measurement of school effectiveness. Olentangy Local Schools in Ohio has used value-added data for several years and learned through experience and study about its advantages and limitations as a school improvement tool. This article features the Olentangy Local Schools and describes the district's experience in using its data to gauge the effectiveness of schools and teachers in promoting growth in student learning. The authors take a look at the measuring tool that jump-started the performance leap and how it benefited other grades in the Olentangy district.
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Educational Change, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Teacher Effectiveness, School Districts, Evaluation, Leaders, Administrators, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools, Professional Development, Mathematics Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio