Value-added approach under attack in Tennessee

According to a report released yesterday by the nonprofit Education Trust, states can boost student achievement by adopting Tennessee's value-added model, which tracks teachers' impact on students and matches the most effective teachers with the weakest children. Advocates of the value-added approach in Tennessee hope to derail bills in the General Assembly that would do away with the system because of its complexity.

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