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Johnson, Matthew T.; Lipscomb, Stephen; Gill, Brian – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Teacher value-added models (VAMs) must isolate teachers' contributions to student achievement to be valid. Well-known VAMs use different specifications, however, leaving policymakers with little clear guidance for constructing a valid model. We examine the sensitivity of teacher value-added estimates under different models based on whether they…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Influence, Academic Achievement, Models
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Gottfried, Michael A. – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: This article addresses which school-level factors contribute to school quality. Previous research has focused on assessing the effects of school-level variables on student-level quality (e.g., achievement). However, the field has been limited in not evaluating the effects of school-level factors directly on measured…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Special Education, Behavior Problems
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Riggan, Matthew; Olah, Leslie Nabors – Educational Assessment, 2011
Promising research on the teaching and learning impact of classroom-embedded formative assessment has spawned interest in a broader array of assessment tools and practices, including interim assessment. Although researchers have begun to explore the impact of interim assessments in the classroom, like other assessment tools and practices, they…
Descriptors: Homework, Student Evaluation, Observation, Formative Evaluation
Slavin, Robert E.; Holmes, GwenCarol; Madden, Nancy A.; Chamberlain, Anne; Cheung, Alan – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2010
Despite a quarter-century of reform, US schools serving students in poverty continue to lag far behind other schools. There are proven programs, but these are not widely used. This large-scale experiment evaluated a district-level reform model created by the Center for DataDriven Reform in Education (CDDRE). The CDDRE model provided consultation…
Descriptors: Data, Educational Change, School Districts, Poverty
Lesisko, Lee J.; Wright, Robert J. – Online Submission, 2009
Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) data from one rural school system covering four groups of children for a consecutive three year period was used to study the impact of transient students entering the school system. The analysis compared native children (those on roll since the first year) with transient children added to or deleted…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Indicators, School Districts, Federal Legislation