Value-Added Teacher Evaluation and Other Fairy Tales

Anyone who cares about teachers and how they are being treated in the age of Hyper-rationalized Accountability needs to view the following video that presents the results of an important research study in a manner that interested persons everywhere can understand: 

ASU presents: EVAAS, Value-Added and Teacher Branding

The video presents the findings of research conducted by Audrey Amrein-Beardsley and Clarin Collins of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Amrein-Beardsley and Collins's research was published this year in the journal Education Policy Analysis Archives under the title

The SAS Education Value-Added Assessment System (SAS® EVAAS®) in the Houston Independent School District (HISD): Intended and Unintended Consequences

How much longer will the fiction of value-added teacher evaluation continue to beguile politicians and even educators who should know better?

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Gene V Glass

Gene V Glass is currently a Senior Researcher at the National Education Policy Center and a Regents' Professor Emeritus from Arizona State University. Trained originally in statistics, his interests broadened to include psychotherapy research, evaluation methodology, and policy analysis. He was twice (1968, 1970) honored with the Palmer O. Johnson...