Will using value-added methods for evaluations harm education?

06/9/2011 | T.H.E. Journal

Teachers' experience and advanced degrees should factor into their evaluations despite not being included in the value-added model, writes education consultant Patricia Deubel. She describes the value-added model as a nightmare that will harm teachers, the evaluation process and education as a whole. Deubel details the many challenges of the value-added model, such as the emphasis on high-stakes tests and the inconsistencies in the data.

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