|Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education
In recent years there have been increasing efforts to use accountability systems based on large-scale tests of students as a mechanism for improving student achievement. The federal No Child Left...
|Getting Value Out of Value-AddedReport of a Workshop
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...
|Letter Report to the U.S. Department of Education on the Race to the Top Fund
This report examines the Race to the Top initiative--a $4.35 billion grant program included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to encourage state-level education reforms. The report...
|High StakesTesting for Tracking, Promotion, and Graduation
Everyone is in favor of "high education standards" and "fair testing" of student achievement, but there is little agreement as to what these terms actually mean. High Stakes looks at how testing...