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February 20, 2014

Analysis Finds NCLB Waivers Too Often Maintain Flawed Accountability Practices

A new analysis finds that NCLB flexibility waivers too often continue flawed accountability practices of the original law rather than considering non-test-based indicators, student growth, student demographics or results from subjects other than reading and math.

September 14, 2010

How Much Will Longitudinal Data Improve Instruction?

Experts at the fall policy meeting of the American Educational Research Association's Organization of Institutional Affiliates this week voiced concerns that educators won't be able to use state data to improve instruction.

June 02, 2010

Principals Tend to Pick the Best Teachers, a Study Finds

A study of 81,000 New York City teachers offers new insights on which teachers apply for transfer and which ones get hired.

June 23, 2009

Princeton Study Takes Aim at 'Value-Added' Measure

A soon-to-be published paper by a Princeton University economist suggests that "value-added" calculations for determining which teachers are effective could be based on shaky assumptions.

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