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Value-Added Measures in Education

What Every Educator Needs to Know

Douglas N. Harris (Foreword by)

ISBN: 9781934742068

Publication Date: Jun 2011

Format: Hardback

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Douglas N. Harris takes on one of the most hotly debated topics in education. Drawing on his extensive work with schools and districts, he sets out to help educators and policymakers understand this innovative approach to assessment, and the issues associated with its use. Written in straightforward language accessible to lay readers and illustrated with data on student achievement, this essential volume shows how value-added measurement can help schools make better use of their data and discusses the strengths and limitations of this approach.
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In Value-Added Measures in Education, economist and education researcher Douglas N. Harris takes on one of the most hotly debated topics in education. Drawing on his extensive work with schools and districts, he sets out to help educators and policy makers understand this innovative approach to assessment. Written in straightforward language and illustrated with actual student achievement data, this essential volume shows how value-added measurement can help schools make better use of their data and discusses the strengths and limitations of this approach.

Pages 224
Date Published 30 Jun 2011
Publisher Harvard Education Press
Subject/s Education  

Douglas N. Harris is associate professor of educational policy and public affairs at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His more than two dozen articles about teachers and accountability have been published in economics and education journals and cited in the national media, including CNN, Education Week, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. He co-chaired the 2008 National Conferences on Value-Added in Madison, Wisconsin, and Washington, DC. He is a regular adviser to members of Congress, governors, school districts, and other education policymakers on value-added and other educational policy issues. In addition to his research and teaching, he is a former school board member.

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