The Flaws of Using Value-Added Models for Teacher Assessment: Video By Edward Haertel

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Within this blog, my team and I have tried to make available various resources for our various followers (which, by the way, are over 13,000 in number; see, for example, here).

These resource include, but are not limited to, our lists of research articles (see the “Top 15″ articles here, the “Top 25″ articles here, all articles published in AERA journals here, and all suggested research articles, books, etc., click here.), our list of VAM scholars (whom I/we most respect, even if their research-based opinions differ), VAMboozlers (who represent the opposite, with my/our level of respect questionable), and internet videos all housed and archived here. This includes, for example what I still believe is the best video yet on all of these issues combined — HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Standardized Testing (which includes a decent section, also, on value-added models).

But one video we have included in our collection we have not explicitly made public. It was, however, just posted on another website, and this reminded us that it indeed deserves special attention, and a special post.

The video featured here, as well as on this blog here, features Dr. Edward Haertel — National Academy of Education member and Professor Emeritus at Stanford University — talking about “The Flaws of Using Value-Added Models for Teacher Assessment.” The video is just over three minutes; do give it a watch here.

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2 thoughts on “The Flaws of Using Value-Added Models for Teacher Assessment: Video By Edward Haertel

  1. As you continue to work on this crusade, remember the SLO for all of the teachers who are not caught in the VAM scam, but the SLO variant. This is a product launch paper for Marzano. Looks like collaborative grading of performances under the banner of SLO thinking, with some prospect for calculating reliability if enough job-alike teachers can be mustered. That is a biggie. A former student of mine teaches only grade four students, all of them in the school, 400 every year. There is no prospect for in school or in district collaboration. Politico brought this to my attention http://www.marzanocenter.com/files/MC-SLO.pdf

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