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ERIC Number: ED544208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Alternative Student Growth Measures for Evaluating Teacher Performance: What the Literature Says. Summary. REL 2013-002
Gill, Brian; Bruch, Julie; Booker, Kevin
Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic
States and school districts are exploring alternatives to state tests for measuring teachers' contributions to student learning. One approach applies statistical value-added methods to alternative student assessments such as commercially available tests and end-of course tests. The evidence suggests that these methods can reliably distinguish among teachers. A second approach requires teachers to develop student learning objectives at the beginning of the school year; these can be used in instructional planning as well as evaluation. Ensuring consistency across teachers and schools is challenging, and implementation is demanding, but student learning objectives have the advantage that they can be implemented in any grade or subject. [This report was prepared for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) by Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic administered by ICF International. For full report, see ED544205.]
Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic. 11785 Beltsville Drive Suite 300, Calverton, MD 20705. Tel: 301-572-0889; Tel: 866-735-6239; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Middle Schools; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic (ED); National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (ED)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS); Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test; Stanford Achievement Tests
IES Funded: Yes