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AFT. (2006). Smart Testing: Lets Get it Right. American Federation of Teachers Retrieved on June 12, 2007, from  http://www.aft.org/pubs-reports/downloads/teachers/Testingbrief.pdf

Andrejko, L. (2004, Spring). Value-Added Assessment: A View from a Practioner.
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics 29(1)

Ballou, D. Sizing Up Test Scores. Education Next No. 2 Retrieved on October 23, 2006 from www.hoover.org/publications/ednext/3365706.html

Berry, B. and Fuller, E. (2006). The Value of Value-Added Methods in Identifying Effective Teachers. The Center for Teaching Quality Retrieved on June 1 2007, from http://www.teachingdata.org/pdfs/vam_bberry.pdf

Blank, R. and Cavell, L. (2005). Memorandum to Chief State School Officers: Growth Models Primer. Retrieved on February 20, 2007 from  www.ccsso.org/content/pdfs/growthmemo.pdf

Braun, H. (2004). Value-Added Modeling: What Does Due Diligence Require? Retrieved on February 13, 2007 from  http://www.cgp.upenn.edu/pdf/Braun%20-%20VA%20Modeling%20What%20Does%20Due%20Diligence%20Req.pdf

Braun, H. (2005). Using Student Progress to Evaluate Teachers: A Primer on Value-Added Models.Education Testing Service Retrieved on May 23, 2007 from http://www.ets.org/Media/Research/pdf/PICVAM.pdf

Committee on Education and Labor (2007) Options for Improving NCLB's Measures of Progress U.S. House of Representatives March 21, 2007 Retrieved on June 12, 2007 from http://edlabor.house.gov/testimony/032107ChrysDoughertytestimony.pdf

Council of Chief State School Officers. (2007). Summary of State-Proposed Growth Models: June 19, 2007. Retrieved on September 5, 2007, from http://www.ccsso.org/content/pdfs/Summary%20Doc%20ED%20
pilot%20proposals%20061907.doc

Davidson, M. L. and Davidson, L. J. (2004). Growth and Value-Added Issues in Minnesota. Use of Growth Models Based on Student-level Data in School Accountability, Washington, DC. Retrieved on June 21, 2007 from  http://www.ccsso.org/content/pdfs/Davison_paper.doc

DePascale, C. A. (2006). Measuring Growth with the MCAS Tests: A Consideration of Vertical Scales and Standards. National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessments Retrieved on June 1 2007, from  http://www.nciea.org/publications/MeasuringGrowthMCASTests_CD06.pdf

Doran, H. (2003). Value-Added Analysis: A Review of Related Issues. The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. Retrieved on June 21, 2007 from http://eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2/content_storage_01/0000000b/80/28/09/82.pdf

Doran, H. C. (2004). Value-Added Models and Adequate Yearly Progress: Combining Growth and Adequacy in a Standards-based Environment. The Annual CCSSO Large-Scale Assessment Conference, Boston, Massachusetts. Retrieved on February 20, 2007 from  http://www.cgp.upenn.edu/pdf/Doran-VAMS%20and%20Reach.pdf

Drury, D. and Doran, H. (January 2003). The Value of Value-Added Analysis.
NSBA Policy Research Brief 3(1)

Goldschmidt, P., Roschewski, P., Choi, K., Auty, W., Hebbler, S., Blank, R. and Williams, A. (2005). Policymakers' Guide to Growth Models for School Accountability: How do Accountability Models Differ? Council of Chief State School Officers Retrieved on February 20, 2007, from http://www.ccsso.org/publications/details.cfm?publicationID=287

Gong, B., Perie, M. and Dunn, J. (2006). Using Student Longitudinal Growth Measures for School Accountability Under No Child Left Behind: And Update to Inform Design Decisions. Center for Assessment Retrieved on June 7, 2007, from http://www.nciea.org/publications/GrowthModelUpdate_BGMAPJD07.pdf

Hershberg, T., Simon, V. A. and Lea-Kruger, B. (February 2004). Measuring What Matters.
American School Board Journal

Kupermintz, H. (2003, Fall). Teacher Effects and Teacher Effectiveness: A Validity Investigation of the Tennessee Value Added Assessment System. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 25(3)

McCaffrey, D. F., Lockwood, J. R., Koretz, D., Louis, T. A. and Hamilton, L. (2004, Spring). Models for Value-Added Modeling of Teacher Effects. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics 29(1)

McCaffrey, D. F., Lockwood, J. R., Koretz, D. M. and Hamiltion, L. S. (2003). Evaluating Value-Added Models for Teacher Accountability. The RAND Corporation Retrieved on October 18, 2006, from http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2004/RAND_MG158.pdf

McCaffrey, D. F., Lockwood, J. R., Koretz, D. M. and Hamiltion, L. S. (2004). The Promise and Peril of Using Value-Added Modeling to Measure Teacher Effectiveness. RAND Education Retrieved on October 23, 2006, from  http://rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/2005/RAND_RB9050.pdf

McCall, M. S., Kingsbury, G. G. and Olson, A. (2004). Individual Growth and School Success. Northwest Evaluation Association Retrieved on June 4 2007, from http://www.nwea.org/assets/research/national/Individual%20Growth%20and
%20School%20Success%20-%20Complete%20Report.pdf

Raudenbush, S. W. (2004a). Schooling, Statistics, and Poverty: Can We Measure School Improvement? The ninth annual William H. Angoff Memorial Lecture, Princeton, New Jersey. Retrieved on February 20, 2007 from  http://www.ets.org/Media/Education_Topics/pdf/angoff9.pdf

Raudenbush, S. W. (2004, Spring). What Are Value-Added Models Estimating and What Does This Imply for Statistical Practice? Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics 29(1)

Sanders, W. L. (2003). Beyond No Child Left Behind. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Retrieved on June 19, 2007 from  http://www.sas.com/govedu/edu/no-child.pdf

Sanders, W. L. (2006). Comparisons Among Various Educational Assessment Value-Added Models. The Power of Two—National Value-Added Conference, Columbus, OH. Retrieved on June 14, 2007 from http://www.sas.com/govedu/edu/services/vaconferencepaper.pdf

Schaeffer, B. (December 2004). Districts Pilot Value-Added Assessment. The School AdministratorRetrieved on October 18, 2006 from  http://www.aasa.org/publications/saarticledetail.cfm?ItemNumber=1066

Smith, N. (2007) Communicated on October 9, 2007
Deputy Director, Data Quality Campaign

Sunderman, G. L. (2006). The Unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How Negotiated Changes Transformed the Law. The Civil Rights Project Retrieved on June 25, 2007, from http://www.civilrightsproject.harvard.edu/research/esea/NCLB_Unravel.pdf

Wallis, C. and Steptoe, S. (June 4, 2007). How to Fix No Child Left Behind. TIME

Yeagley, R. (January 1, 2007). Seperating Growth from Value Added: Two Academic Models Offer Different Tools for Different Purposes — Measuring Individual Learning and Measure What Affects Learning. The School Administrator Retrieved on October 18, 2006 from http://www.aasa.org/publications/saarticledetail.cfm?ItemNumber=7941



The document was written by Jim Hull, policy analyst, Center for Public Education.Special thanks to Cyndie Schmeiser and Jeff Allen at ACT, Inc.; Mary Delagardelle and staff at the Iowa School Boards Foundation; and Joseph Montacalvo for their insightful feedback and suggestions. However, the opinions and any errors found within the paper are solely those of the author.

Posted: November 9, 2007

©2007 Center for Public Education


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