Saturday, January 07, 2006

Value-Added and NCLB

Secretary of Education Spellings recently announced a new initiative to allow up to 10 states to include growth models of student learning that reward low performing schools for achieving high rates of growth as the move towards compliance with attainment requirements. Andy Porter, former Director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, describes value-added analysis as a Spring 2005 newsletter. The American Federation of Teachers addressed the promises and challenges of value-added analysis when addressing the deficiencies of NCLB.


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