The 40 Articles Published about VAMs in All American Educational Research Association (AERA) Journals

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  1. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Council. (2015). AERA statement on use of value-added models (VAM) for the evaluation of educators and educator preparation programs. Educational Researcher, X(Y), 1-5. doi:10.3102/0013189X15618385
  2. Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2008). Methodological concerns about the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). Educational Researcher, 37(2), 65-75doi:10.3102/0013189X08316420
  3. Ballou, D., Sanders, W. L., & Wright, P. (2004). Controlling for student background in value-added assessment of teachers. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 29(1), 37-65. doi:10.3102/10769986029001037
  4. Ballou, D., & Springer, M. G. (2015). Using student test scores to measure teacher performance: Some problems in the design and implementation of evaluation systems. Educational Researcher, 44(2), 77-86. doi:10.3102/0013189X15574904
  5. Blazar, D., Litke, E., & Barmore, J. (2016). What does it mean to be ranked a ‘‘high’’ or ‘‘low’’ value-added teacher? Observing differences in instructional quality across districts. American Educational Research Journal, 53(2), 324–359.  doi:10.3102/0002831216630407
  6. Braun, H. (2015). The value in value-added depends on the ecology. Educational Researcher, 44(2), 127-131. doi:10.3102/0013189X15576341
  7. Briggs, D. & Weeks, J. (2011). The persistene of school-level value-added. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 36(5), 616-637. doi: 10.3102/1076998610396887
  8. Briggs, D. & Domingue, B. (2013). The gains from vertical scaling. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 38(6), 551-576. doi: 10.3102/1076998613508317
  9. Broatch, J., & Lohr, S. L. (2012). Multidimensional assessment of value added by teachers to real-world outcomes. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 37(2), 256–277. doi:10.3102/1076998610396900
  10. Castellano, K., Rabe-Hesketh, S., & Skrondal, A. (2013). Composition, context, and endogeneity in school and teacher comparisons. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 39(5), 333-367. doi: 10.3102/1076998614547576
  11. Darling-Hammond, L. (2015). Can value-added add value to teacher evaluation? Educational Researcher, 44(2), 132-137. doi:10.3102/0013189X15575346
  12. Goldhaber, D. (2015). Exploring the potential of value-added performance measures to affect the quality of the teacher workforce. Educational Researcher, 44(2), 87-95. doi:10.3102/0013189X15574905
  13. Goldhaber, D. D., Goldschmidt, P., & Tseng, F. (2013). Teacher value-added at the high-school level: Different models, different answers? Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 35(2), 220-236. doi:10.3102/0162373712466938
  14. Goldring, E., Grissom, J. A., Rubin, M., Neumerski, C. M., Cannata, M., Drake, T., & Schuermann, P. (2015). Make room value-added: Principals’ human capital decisions and the emergence of teacher observation data. Educational Researcher, 44(2), 96-104. doi:10.3102/0013189X15575031
  15. Grossman, P., Cohen, J., Ronfeldt, M., & Brown, L. (2014). The test matters: The relationship between classroom observation scores and teacher value added on multiple types of assessment. Educational Researcher, 43(6), 293–303 doi:10.3102/0013189X14544542
  16. Harris, D. N., & Herrington, C. D. (2015). Editors’ introduction: The use of teacher value-added measures in schools: New evidence, unanswered questions, and future prospects. Educational Researcher, 44(2), 71-76. doi:10.3102/0013189X15576142
  17. Harris, D. N., Ingle, W. K., & Rutledge, S. A. (2014). How teacher evaluation methods matter for accountability: A comparative analysis of teacher effectiveness ratings by principals and teacher value-added measures. American Educational Research Journal, 51(1), 73-112. doi:10.3102/0002831213517130
  18. Hill, H. C., Kapitula, L., & Umland, K. (2011). A validity argument approach to evaluating teacher value-added scores. American Educational Research Journal, 48(3), 794-831. doi:10.3102/0002831210387916
  19. Jacob, B. A. (2011). Do principals fire the worst teachers? Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 33(4), 403-434. doi:10.3102/0162373711414704
  20. Jiang, J. Y., Sporte, S. E., & Luppescu, S. (2015). Teacher perspectives on evaluation reform: Chicago’s REACH students. Educational Researcher, 44(2), 105-116. doi:10.3102/0013189X15575517
  21. Jones, N. D., Buzick, H. M., & Turkan, S. (2013). Including students with disabilities and English learners in measures of educator effectiveness. Educational Researcher, 42(4), 234-241. doi:10.3102/0013189X12468211
  22. Karl, A. T., Yang, Y., & Lohr, S. L. (2013). A correlated random effects model for nonignorable missing data in value-added assessment of teacher effects. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 38(6), 577-603.
  23. Kelly, S., & Monczunski, L. (2007). Overcoming the volatility in school-level gain scores: A new approach to identifying value added with cross-sectional data. Educational Researcher, 36(5), 279-287. doi:10.3102/0013189X07306557
  24. Kupermintz, H. (2003). Teacher effects and teacher effectiveness: A validity investigation of the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 25(3), 287-298. doi:10.3102/01623737025003287
  25. Lefgren, L., & Sims, D. (2012). Using subject test scores efficiently to predict teacher value-added. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 34(1), 109-121. doi:10.3102/0162373711422377
  26. Loeb, S., Soland, J., & Fox, J. (2015). Is a good teacher a good teacher for all? Comparing value-added of teachers with English learners and non-English learners. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 36(4), 457–475. doi: 10.3102/0162373714527788
  27. Martineau, J. (2006). Distorting value-added- The use of longitudinal, vertically scaled student achievement data for growth-based, value-added accountability. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 31(1), 35-62. doi:10.3102/10769986031001035
  28. McCaffrey, D. F., Lockwood, J. R., Koretz, D., Louis, T. A., & Hamilton, L. (2004). Models for value-added modeling of teacher effects. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 29(1), 67-101. doi:10.3102/10769986029001067
  29. Moore Johnson, S. (2015). Will VAMS reinforce the walls of the egg-crate school? Educational Researcher, 44(2), 117-126. doi:10.3102/0013189X15573351
  30. Nye, B., Konstantopoulos, S., & Hedges, L. V. (2004). How large are teacher effects? Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 26(3), 237-257. doi:10.3102/01623737026003237
  31. Papay, J. P. (2010). Different tests, different answers: The stability of teacher value-added estimates across outcome measures. American Educational Research Journal, 48(1), 163-193. doi:10.3102/0002831210362589
  32. Paufler, N. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2013). The random assignment of students into elementary classrooms: Implications for value-added analyses and interpretations. American Educational Research Journal, 51(2), 328-362. doi:10.3102/0002831213508299
  33. Polikoff, M. S., & Porter, A. C. (2014). Instructional alignment as a measure of teaching quality. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. doi:10.3102/0162373714531851
  34. Raudenbush, S. W. (2004). What are value-added models estimating and what does this imply for statistical practice? Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 29(1), 121-129. doi:10.3102/10769986029001121
  35. Raudenbush, S. W. (2015). Value added: A case study in the mismatch between education research and policy. Educational Researcher, 44(2), 138-141. doi:10.3102/0013189X15575345
  36. Reckase, M. D. (2004). The real world is more complicated than we would like. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 29(1), 117-120. doi:10.3102/10769986029001117
  37. Rubin, D. B., Stuart, E. A., & Zanutto, E. L. (2004). A potential outcomes view of value-added assessment in education. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 29(1), 103-116. doi:10.3102/10769986029001103
  38. Schochet, P. Z., & Chiang, H. S. (2013). What are error rates for classifying teacher and school performance using value-added models? Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 38(2), 142-171. doi:10.3102/1076998611432174
  39. Tekwe, C. D., Carter, R. L., Ma, C., Algina, J., Lucas, M. E., Roth, J., Ariet, M., Fisher, T., & Resnick, M. B. (2004). An empirical comparison of statistical models for value-added assessment of school performance. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 29(1), 11-36. doi:10.3102/10769986029001011
  40. Winters, M. A., & Cowen, J. M. (2013). Who would stay, who would be dismissed? An empirical consideration of value-added teacher retention policies. Educational Researcher, 42(6), 330–337. doi:10.3102/0013189X13496145

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