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State Assessment Systems:Exploring Best Practices and Innovations: Summary of Two Workshops  (BOTA)
2010

Educators and policy makers in the United States have relied on tests to measure educational progress for more than 150 years, and have used the results for many purposes. They have tried minimum... Read more


Preparing Teachers:Building Evidence for Sound Policy  (BOTA)
2010

Teachers make a difference. The success of any plan for improving educational outcomes depends on the teachers who carry it out and thus on the abilities of those attracted to the field and their... Read more


Getting Value Out of Value-Added: Report of a Workshop  (BOTA)
2010

Value-added methods refer to efforts to estimate the relative contributions of specific teachers, schools, or programs to student test performance. In recent years, these methods have attracted... Read more



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