Category Archives: Value-added

Ten Things for School Systems to Try

Since leaving the Milwaukee school board, I have occasionally been asked for advice by people tackling other urban school districts. Here are ten recommendations, based on my experience: 1.    Make sure there is a strong program to identify, prepare, and … Continue reading

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Goal displacement and testing

One of the dangers of any metric is that the metric itself becomes the goal. Thus, rather than concentrating on making sure students become competent readers, schools may concentrate on trying to improve the reading test scores, by concentrating on … Continue reading

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Value-added models

Like it or not, value added models seem to be coming, including for teacher evaluations. I have added a discussion of them here.

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