My Book on VAMs Released Today

My new book, titled “Rethinking Value-Added Models in Education: Critical Perspectives on Tests and Assessment-Based Accountability,” was officially released by my publisher – Routledge – today.

For those interested, you can order this book on Amazon, here, Barnes & Noble, here, or the Routledge site, hereThe book’s foreword is written by Diane Ravitch, the cover is below, and 100% of my personal royalties are headed to the ACODO Orphanage in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

For more information about the book, see a prior post about it here.

I am also speaking about the book this Saturday, at Arizona State University’s Tempe Campus from 10-11:30, for those of you in AZ who would like to attend. For more information about this event, and to RSVP, please click here.

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2 thoughts on “My Book on VAMs Released Today

  1. I am reading your book. Logic-based. Your summary of the research assumption by assumption provides a comprehensive schema to understand the problems with VAM. I am so much better informed and am now armed to refute the arguments in favor of VAM. Your summary points are especially helpful. They provide tight talking points and can help guide the development of pointed questions to ask political candidates and policy makers. Again, I feel much better armed as I challenge VAM within my state.

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