Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Collaborative provide V-A Training Support in Ohio

The Ohio Resource Center is an interesting collaborative that combines scholars from the different schools of education in in Ohio and is supported by the legislature and Ohio Board of Regents. The "about" page describes the Center as follows:
ORC's resources are available primarily via the web and are coordinated with other state and regional efforts to improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness in preK–12 mathematics, science, and reading. The website is organized around Ohio's academic content standards.
What I find interesting, as a V-A guy, is that the Center has also developed a three module set of lessons on understanding value-added outcome metrics. It builds up knowledge about assessments and their uses, in general, and then goes on to describe how one should use V-A metrics.

A big thumbs up for the ORC!


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