Would Accountability Based on Teacher Value-added Be Smart Policy ? an Examination of the Statistical Properties and Policy Alternatives

@inproceedings{Harris2008WouldAB,
  title={Would Accountability Based on Teacher Value-added Be Smart Policy ? an Examination of the Statistical Properties and Policy Alternatives},
  author={Douglas N. Harris},
  year={2008}
}
Abstract: With annual standardized student testing, it now may be feasible to measure the contributions to student achievement made by individual teachers. But will these “teacher valueadded” measures help to improve student achievement and learning? I address this question through a “policy validity” framework” that includes three factors: (a) statistical validity, i.e., how well teacher value-added measures actually measure true teacher contributions to achievement; (b) purposes, i.e… CONTINUE READING

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