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Title:
Evaluating value-added models for teacher accountability
Author:
McCaffrey, Daniel F.
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xxii, 131 pages ; 21 cm + 1 CD-ROM.
General Note:
"RAND Education."

"MG-158-EDU"--P. [4] of cover.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1480 Lexile.
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ISBN:
9780833035424
Format :
Book

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Summary

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 most important recent applications of VAM, and discuss a variety of statistical and measurement issues that might affect the validity of VAM inferences. The authors identify numerous possible sources of error and bias in teacher effects and recommend a number of steps for future research into these potential errors.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
Figures and Tablesp. ix
Summaryp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 1
Chapter 2 What Are We Trying to Measure with Vam?p. 7
Chapter 3 Literature Reviewp. 17
Chapter 4 Modeling Longitudinal Data to Estimate Teacher Effectsp. 51
Chapter 5 Discussionp. 111
Bibliographyp. 123
Appendix: Technical Evaluations of the Methods of Sanders and Rivers (1996) and Wright, Horn, and Sanders (1997)p. 133
Technical Evaluations of the Methods of Sanders and Rivers (1996) and Wright, Horn, and Sanders (1997)p. 1
Referencesp. 17