Measuring Progress Toward a Goal Estimating Teacher Productivity Using a Multivariate Multilevel Model for Value-Added Analysis

@inproceedings{Thum2001MeasuringPT,
  title={Measuring Progress Toward a Goal Estimating Teacher Productivity Using a Multivariate Multilevel Model for Value-Added Analysis},
  author={Yeow Meng Thum},
  year={2001}
}
This paper develops a procedure for measuring how much is gained, and at what precision, by students in a pre-test and post-test situation against a target score on the post-test. We define our productivity index, Mj , for teacher j as the ratio of estimated gains to an estimated standard that is the distance between an estimate of the pre-test score and the target score. Using language, mathematics, and reading scores on the SAT 9 for 1999 and 2000 from 75 public elementary classrooms (grades… CONTINUE READING

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