Friday, January 13, 2006

Details on state value-added systems

Pennsylvania provides details on its value-added assessment system (PVAAS). Fall 2006 is the first time initial adopters will achieve value added reports, but the details of the design and the FAQs for end users of the data are now available.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer supports the Ohio state-wide value-added system that will begin to deliver results in 2007.

School Administrator magazine includes both states in its assessment of the political and social barriers to rolling out value-added (or growth) models. The Council of Chief State School Officers CCSSO recently released an excellent comparison of growth and value-added models that includes both technical concerns as well as the relative difficulty of funding and explaining the various approaches.


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