Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New York regional education board provide VA PD

The Capital Region Board of Cooperative Educational Services held a day long session on value added measures on May 28, 2008. Sponsors of the session included New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA), New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS), School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS), and Battelle for Kids in Ohio.

I ran across the blog linked to the posting title as I was looking for people around the net explaining VA to others. I am keenly interested in how folk exposed to VA discussions understand them and explain them to others. This is one of the better explanations I've found. It uses a particular form of reporting for its explanation structure - one found in Battelle materials. I'm on the lookout for other approaches such as this year's VA versus this year's attainment compared to last year's attainment with this year's VA. The two graph's tell different stories. Neither is wrong, but they have different purposes. I am hoping that the sophistication of the analysis used in PD efforts broadens to include a wider range of program and school evaluation questions.


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