Harris, Douglas N., Value-Added Measures in Education: What Every Educator Needs to Know. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2011.
Provides a well-argued technical, but understandable, analysis of the pros and cons of using value-added measures in accountability systems for making policy decisions on individual teachers, schools, programs, and state standards-based on aggregates of student achievement data.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Type of Study
Curriculum Standards and Testing, Student Assessment, Teacher Evaluation, Program Audit/Evaluation, Evaluation of Instruction
Harris, Douglas N., "Harris, Douglas N., Value-Added Measures in Education: What Every Educator Needs to Know. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2011." (2011). CIRS: Curriculum Inquiry and Related Studies from Educational Research: A Searchable Bibliography of Selected Studies. 3574.
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