ERIC Number: EJ983679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: N/A
Managing Multiple Measures
DePascale, Charles A.
Principal, v91 n5 p6-10 May-Jun 2012
Regardless of how one might feel about the recent developments in teacher evaluation systems, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and adequate yearly progress (AYP), or student assessments for high-stakes promotion decisions, educators overwhelmingly agree that use of multiple measures is better than reliance on a single measure such as a large-scale, standardized assessment. In designing systems of multiple measures, however, it is critical to be aware of the different purposes of multiple measures and how those purposes impact the selection of measures, frequency of administration, aggregation of results across measures, and interpretation and use of results. All of the multiple measures available might not have been intended to meet the same purpose, and therefore, should be used and interpreted appropriately.
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Federal Programs, Educational Improvement, Teacher Evaluation, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Accountability, Scores, Reliability, Principals, Administrators
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001