How to Use Value-Added Analysis to Improve Student Learning A Field Guide for School and District Leaders

by Kate Kennedy, Mary Peters, James M. Thomas

How to Use Value-Added Analysis to Improve Student Learning A Field Guide for School and District Leaders Synopsis

Value-added is the most robust, statistically significant method for connecting teachers to students. In other words, value-added analysis links teachers to students and, for the very first time, allows educators to see the amount of growth they are facilitating with students.aBuilt around the value-added analysis professional development work of Battelle for Kids, this book for district and school leaders prepares educators to understand and implement value-added analysis in order to ensure that all students are achieving and progressing. By providing a user-friendly, five-step implementation process along with success stories of schools, teachers, and students as well as strategies, samples, and tools, this book will equip educators to use value-added analysis to help accelerate student progress. It is written to inform readers about what value-added analysis is and to help them utilize value-added information in a classroom and/or school setting.

How to Use Value-Added Analysis to Improve Student Learning A Field Guide for School and District Leaders Press Reviews

As districts across the country rapidly ramp up for using value-added performance measures in teacher evaluations, this book will provide invaluable information on making that data positive and productive, rather than frightening and antagonizing. -- Daniel F. McCaffrey, Senior Statistician A welcome, plain-spoken and eminently practical guide to making the most of value-added analysis to strengthen data-driven decision making and boost achievement in our schools. -- Chester E. Finn, Jr., President Value-Added Assessment is an extraordinarily important breakthrough in education research that provides a direct empirical measure of instructional effectiveness at the classroom level. This book could not be more timely, given the sea change now underway in how teachers and administrators are being evaluated and compensated. -- Theodore Hershberg, Professor, Public Policy & History This book offers a practical, engaging introduction to value-added assessment - it should be read by educators at all levels. The authors demystify a complex topic, and give educators the tools they need to use value-added data to help students learn. -- Bob Taft, Former Governor of Ohio, Distinguished Research Associate

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412996334
Publication date: 19th January 2012
Author: Kate Kennedy, Mary Peters, James M. Thomas
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 200 pages
Categories: Organization & management of education,

About Kate Kennedy, Mary Peters, James M. Thomas

Kate Kennedy develops and leads professional development workshops for educators on how to use value-added analysis, formative assessment, and other research-based strategies and tools for school improvement. A Director at Battelle for Kids in Columbus, Ohio, she also develops online learning resources to support educators' efforts to apply these strategies to accelerate student progress. Kate has traveled from Ohio to Hong Kong, and many interesting places in between, to help educators help kids. Before joining the staff at Battelle for Kids, Kate studied education leadership at Teachers College in New York City and was an ESL, English Language Arts, and ...

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