Researchers evaluate metrics for measuring schools and teachers

In recent years, 14 states in the U.S. have begun assessing teachers and schools using Value-Added Models, or VAMs. The idea is simple enough: A VAM looks at year-to-year changes in standardized test scores among students, and rates those students' teachers and schools accordingly. When students are found to improve or regress, teachers and schools get the credit or the blame.

Researchers evaluate metrics for measuring schools and teachers

In recent years, 14 states in the U.S. have begun assessing teachers and schools using Value-Added Models, or VAMs. The idea is simple enough: A VAM looks at year-to-year changes in standardized ...

Wed 14 Jun 17 from Phys.org

Researchers refine yardstick for measuring schools

A new study has developed a novel way of evaluating and improving VAMs. By taking data from Boston schools with admissions lotteries, the scholars have used the random assignment of students ...

Wed 14 Jun 17 from ScienceDaily

MIT researchers refine yardstick for measuring schools

A new study by an MIT-based team of economists has developed a novel way of evaluating and improving VAMs. By taking data from Boston schools with admissions lotteries, the scholars have used ...

Wed 14 Jun 17 from Eurekalert

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