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Models for Value-Added Modeling of Teacher Effects
We present a general multivariate, longitudinal mixed-model that incorporates the complex grouping structures inherent to longitudinal student data linked to teachers. Expand
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Making Sense of Data-Driven Decision Making in Education
This paper examines data-driven decision making policies and practices, clarifies how data are being used in schools and districts, identifies factors that support or hinder DDDM, and suggests future research in the field. Expand
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Teacher Pay For Performance: Experimental Evidence from the Project on Incentives in Teaching
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Standards-Based Accountability Under No Child Left Behind
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Evaluating Value-Added Models for Teacher Accountability
Does value-added modeling (VAM) demonstrate the importance of teachers to student outcomes? The authors clarify the primary questions raised by VAM for measuring teacher effects, review the mostExpand
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Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making. IES Practice Guide. NCEE 2009-4067.
As educators face increasing pressure from federal, state, and local accountability policies to improve student achievement, the use of data has become more central to how many educators evaluateExpand
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The Sensitivity of Value‐Added Teacher Effect Estimates to Different Mathematics Achievement Measures
Using longitudinal data from a cohort of middle school students from a large school district, we estimate separate “value-added” teacher effects for two subscales of a mathematics assessment under aExpand
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Standards-Based Reform in the United States: History, Research, and Future Directions.
Abstract : Standards-based reform is one of the most prominent features of the current educational landscape. Across the nation, states have adopted standards that describe the content that schoolsExpand
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Making Sense of Test-Based Accountability in Education
Test-based accountability systems that attach high stakes to standardized test results have raised a number of issues on educational assessment and accountability. Do these high-stakes tests measureExpand
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