Value-Added Modeling: The Challenge of Measuring Educational OutcomesDownload
What difference can a teacher really make? Is that difference measurable? Can teachers pull floundering students up, inspire them and enable them to achieve scholastically? Conversely, do they have the power to leave them flat, to frustrate or bore them into academic failure? This challenge paper explores how value-added modeling is being used in education. The broadest answer is: to measure and find the most effective teachers, schools, districts and curricula.
Stewart, Barbara Elizabeth. Value-Added Modeling: The Challenge of Measuring Educational Outcomes (Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2006)