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Knowledge Briefs

Knowledge briefs address questions on value-added methodology that teacher evaluation system designers commonly raise. Engaging a group of K-12 school system leaders, a panel of technical experts writes each knowledge brief to synthesize the latest, most reliable research on the selected topics. Each brief is framed to answer the following questions with regard to each issue: (1) What do we know? (2) What more needs to be known? (3) What can’t be resolved by empirical evidence? (4) How does this issue impact district decision making? Learn more about the process of developing knowledge briefs.

teacher disabilties

What Do We Know About the Long-term Impacts of Teacher Value-Added?

KNOWLEDGE BRIEF 15
by Stephen W. Raudenbush
March 27th, 2014

teacher disabilties

Is Value-Added Accurate for Teachers of Students with Disabilities?

KNOWLEDGE BRIEF 14
by Daniel F. McCaffrey
January 14th, 2014

teacher improvement

How Can Value-Added Measures Be Used for Teacher Improvement?

KNOWLEDGE BRIEF 13
by Susan Loeb
December 19th, 2013

teacher prep

What Do Value-Added Measures of Teacher Preparation Programs Tell Us?

KNOWLEDGE BRIEF 12
by Dan Goldhaber
November 11th, 2013

multiple measures

How Might We Use Multiple Measures for Teacher Accountability?

KNOWLEDGE BRIEF 11
by Douglas N. Harris
October 21th, 2013

comparing teaching

What Do We Know About Using Value-Added to Compare Teachers Who Work in Different Schools?

KNOWLEDGE BRIEF 10
by Stephen W. Raudenbush
August 20th, 2013

principal evaluation

What Do We Know About the Use of Value-Added Measures for Principal Evaluation?

KNOWLEDGE BRIEF 9
by Susanna Loeb and Jason A. Grissom
July 9th, 2013

accountability tests

Will Teacher Value-Added Scores Change when Accountability Tests Change?

KNOWLEDGE BRIEF 8
by Daniel McCaffrey
June 17th, 2013

grades

Does Value-Added Work Better in Elementary Than in Secondary Grades?

KNOWLEDGE BRIEF 7
by Douglas N. Harris and Andrew Anderson
May 14th, 2013

what are the tradeoffs?

What Do We Know About the Tradeoffs Associated with Teacher Misclassification in High Stakes Personnel Decisions?

KNOWLEDGE BRIEF 6
by Dan Goldhaber and Susanna Loeb
April 2nd, 2013

measuring tape

How Do Value-Added Indicators Compare to Other Measures of Teacher Effectiveness?

KNOWLEDGE BRIEF 5
by Douglas N. Harris
October 15th, 2012

keyboard and graphs

Do Different Value-Added Models Tell Us the Same Things?

KNOWLEDGE BRIEF 4
by Dan Goldhaber and Roddy Theobald
October 15th, 2012

color pencils

How Stable are Value-Added Estimates across Years, Subjects, and Student Groups?

KNOWLEDGE BRIEF 3
by Susanna Loeb and Christopher A. Candelaria
October 15th, 2012

football field

Do Value-Added Methods Level the Playing Field for Teachers?

KNOWLEDGE BRIEF 2
by Daniel F. McCaffrey
October 15th, 2012

brains

How Should Educators Interpret Value-Added Scores?

KNOWLEDGE BRIEF 1
by Stephen W. Raudenbush and Marshall Jean
October 15th, 2012

A Focus on Value-Added Measures

A Focus on Value-Added Measures

INTRODUCTION
by Anthony Bryk
October 15th, 2012

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