Value-added “Primer”. Accountability…. FROM – “lagging indicators” TO – “leading indicators” FROM – “intellectual address” TO – “signposts on a journey”. Students don’t have value-added scores – but teachers & schools do!.
A Final Note… schools are doing?
Often, we see grade levels or schools that are neglecting their very high or very low end kids in order to make accountability measures in the short term…
Similarly, schools can do very well with all their kids, but have many still not pass exams. The value-added measures provide another view of the work of the teachers and the school.Note that sometimes, school achievement ratings and “value-added” or growth measures are NOT the same.In fact, schools can be any combination of low to high achieving and low to high value-adding.