Linking Teaching with Learning: Examining Value Added Assessment Methodology for California
On October 6, 2008 the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) Center sponsored "Linking Teaching with Learning: Examining Value-Added Methodology for California." This one day seminar offered a variety of research perspectives on value-added assessment methodologies, examined their use in context, and explored their implications for policy in California.
- New York City Teacher Data Initiative- Christopher Cerf, New York City Schools
This presentation describes the NYC schools' reform efforts and their use of teacher data as one means of improving efficacy and achievement since 2002.
- Possibilities and Pitfalls of Value-Added Modeling (VAM) for Improving Teaching Policy- Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University
This presentation focuses on possible uses of VAM for enhancing our knowledge of teachers and teacher preparation programs in order to enhance policy decisions as well as highlighting limitations of this approach.
- The Promise and Potential Pitfalls of Value-Added Assessment- Dan Goldhaber, University of Washington
This presentation is focused on VAM in the context of its potential uses: directing professional development; factor in pay and determining employment.
- Practical Considerations for Using Value Added Models for Monitoring Teacher Effectiveness- Pete Goldschmidt, CSU Northridge & UCLA
This presentation outlines practical and technical issues that emerge with the use of VAM for students, teachers and schools.
- Teacher Value Added: Motivation, Strengths, and Weaknesses- Eric Hanushek, Stanford University
This presentation focuses on the intersection between student achievement and teacher quality, and its economic impacts.
- Instability of Teacher Effects Estimates from Value-Added Models- Ed Haertel, Stanford University
This presentation uses the Teachers for a New Era longitudinal study to examine what can be learned from different VAM models, and how particular models influence teacher effects observed.
- Value-Added Assessment in Practice: Lessons from the Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System Pilot Project- Daniel McCaffrey, RAND Corporation
This presentation summarizes Pennsylvania's use of VAM during its pilot project from 2002-2004, leading up to statewide implementation in 2006.