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A Practitioner’s Guide to Value-Added Assessment (Educational Policy Studies Laboratory Research Monograph)

Publisher: Tempe, AZ: Arizona State University

This guide is intended for the practitioner needing to get up to speed quickly regarding Value-Added Assessment (VAA). Based on a comprehensive review of current research on VAA, the guide outlines several issues that must be kept in mind when implementing a VAA-based accountability system. In addition to describing the similarities and differences among six major approaches to VAA, the guide also details several VAA-based accountability programs currently in use. Finally, the guide offers practitioners and policymakers guidance on assessing the potential of VAA for their own purposes.