Adding Value to the Mathematics and Science Partnership Evaluations


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Meyer, R.H. (2000). Value-added indicators: A powerful tool for evaluating science and mathematics programs and policies. Issue Brief, 3(3). Madison: University of Wisconsin, National Institute for Science Education.

 

This manuscript describes the weaknesses of using average and median test scores and proficiency-level indicators and the advantages of using value-added indicators in measuring the performance of schools, programs, and policies.  Meyer stresses that average test scores used as a variable to measure student achievement, is “contaminated” by factors aside from school performance, including student, family, and community characteristics.  Value-added modes have the option of examining these other factors and separating them in the statistical model.


 

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