ERIC Number: EJ1063825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
What Value "Value Added"?
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v57 n2 p251-255 2015
Two quantitative measures of school performance are currently used, the average points score (APS) at Key Stage 2 and value-added (VA), which measures the rate of academic improvement between Key Stage 1 and 2. These figures are used by parents and the Office for Standards in Education to make judgements and comparisons. However, simple statistical analysis suggests that the measures are correlated and, therefore, schools with high APS values have high VA. This calls into question whether the measures are objective and valuable as a means of assessing a school's efficacy.
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Correlation, School Effectiveness, Evaluation Methods, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Academic Ability, Socioeconomic Influences, Teacher Effectiveness, Models, Test Validity, School Choice, Measurement Techniques, Measurement Objectives, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)