Following up on a recent post about A (Great) Review of My Book on Value-Added Models (VAMs), my book was also recently listed as one of the five “Best Education Books of 2014.”
For those of you who have not read it, please do borrow or pick up a copy as the research and research-based information inside it can, should, and hopefully will serve critical in the fight against so many of the malformed policies still being perpetuated across the country as based on VAMs for increased teacher accountability.
Here are is the list of the top five “Best Education Books of 2014” in case you all are interested in reading (any of) the others.
- A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who in the Implosion of American Public Education, by Mercedes K. Schneider, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Press
- 50 Myths and Lies that Threaten America’s Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education, by David C. Berliner and Gene V. Glass, NY: Teachers College Press
- Rethinking Value-Added Models in Education: Critical Perspectives on Tests and Assessment-Based Accountability, by Audrey Amrein Beardsley. NY: Routledge
- Fear and Learning in America: Bad Data, Good Teachers and the Attack on Public Education, by John Kuhn. NY: Teachers College Press.
- Reading Wellness: Lessons in Independence and Proficiency, by Jan Miller Burkins & Kim Yaris. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.