Value-added model can help fix NCLB

The next U.S. president should reform education by first changing the way NCLB measures schools, write Thomas Toch, who co-directs Washington think tank Education Sector, and Douglas N. Harris, a University of Wisconsin, Madison, professor of education policy studies. The law rightly focuses on improving student achievement, but unfairly holds schools accountable for factors out of their control, they write.

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