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Value-Added Measures in Education: The Best of the Alternatives is Simply Not Good Enough


by Audrey Amrein-Beardsley — January 12, 2012

On September 8, 2011 Teachers College Record published a book review of Douglas N. Harris’s recent book Value-Added Measures in Education. In this commentary the author takes issue with not necessarily the book's What Every Educator Needs to Know content but the author's overall endorsement of value-added, and his and others' imprudent adoption of some highly complex assumptions.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 12, 2012
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16648, Date Accessed: 12/15/2017 6:45:02 PM

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  • Audrey Amrein-Beardsley
    Arizona State University
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    AUDREY AMREIN-BEARDSLEY is an associate professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. She also serves as a co-principal investigator on two Institute of Education Sciences grants at ASU. Her research interests include educational policy, high-stakes tests, and aspects of teacher quality and teacher education. She is also the creator and host of a show titled Inside the Academy during which she interviews some of the top educational researchers in the academy.
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