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How to Use Value-Added Analysis to Improve Student Learning: A Field Guide for School and District Leaders
     

How to Use Value-Added Analysis to Improve Student Learning: A Field Guide for School and District Leaders

by Kate Kennedy, Mary Peters, James M. (Michael) Thomas
 

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ISBN-10: 1412996333

ISBN-13: 9781412996334

Pub. Date: 11/30/2011

Publisher: SAGE Publications

A step-by-step guide to transforming student learning with value-added analysis

Value-added analysis is the most robust, statistically significant method available for helping educators quantify student progress over time. This book provides a field-tested continuous improvement model for using value-added information to increase student learning

Overview

A step-by-step guide to transforming student learning with value-added analysis

Value-added analysis is the most robust, statistically significant method available for helping educators quantify student progress over time. This book provides a field-tested continuous improvement model for using value-added information to increase student learning in both the classroom and schoolwide. The five-step process shows how to:

  1. Create the conditions for success
  2. Examine district, school, and classroom reports to assess strengths and challenges
  3. Use these reports to create an improvement plan
  4. Implement instructional changes
  5. Evaluate and adjust the changes as the new school year starts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412996334
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/30/2011
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures vii

Foreword ix

Preface xv

Acknowledgements xxiii

About the Authors xxvii

1 Step I: What Is Value-Added Analysis? 1

2 Step I: Jump Into Value-Added Analysis 21

3 Step I: A Framework for Systemic Improvement 39

4 Step II: Assess District-Level Value-Added Reports to Determine Strengths and Challenges 51

5 Step II: Assess Building-Level Value-Added Reports to Determine Strengths and Challenges 71

6 Step II: Assess Teacher-Level Value-Added Reports to Determine Strengths and Challenges 85

7 Steps III and IV: Identify Root Causes and Produce an Improvement Plan 113

8 Step V: Take Action, Monitor, and Adjust 139

Afterword 153

Glossary 159

References 161

Index 165

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