ERIC Number: ED515309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Value-Added Measures in Education: What Every Educator Needs to Know
Harris, Douglas N.
Harvard Education Press
In "Value-Added Measures in Education", Douglas N. Harris takes on one of the most hotly debated topics in education. Drawing on his extensive work with schools and districts, he sets out to help educators and policymakers understand this innovative approach to assessment and the issues associated with its use. Written in straightforward language accessible to lay readers and illustrated with data on student achievement, this essential volume shows how value-added measurement can help schools make better use of their data and discusses the strengths and limitations of this approach.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Assessment, Academic Achievement, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Measures (Individuals), Data Collection, Information Utilization
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education