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Some Inconvenient Facts about VAM

Stuart Yeh at the University of Minnesota does some analysis of the existing literature on value-added modeling and its use in high stakes decisions around teachers. What he finds is that VAM is unreliable and not valid for use in high stakes decisions like hiring/firing and assigning pay. Here are some highlights: ‚ÄúResults indicate that […]

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