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Braun, Henry – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2015
Many states have implemented, or are implementing, accountability systems for schools and educators that incorporate test-based indicators. There is substantial disagreement on the merits of this trend, but the general consensus appears to be that value-added scores or median (mean) growth percentiles contain useful information with respect to…
Descriptors: Accountability, Achievement Tests, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Couturier, Lara K. – Jobs for the Future, 2012
In spring 2012, after a year of intensive data analysis and planning, the colleges participating in Completion by Design announced strategies for creating clear, structured routes through college for more students, often referred to as accelerated, structured pathways to completion. These strategies contain elements unique to each college, but all…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Policy, Educational Policy, Partnerships in Education