The American Educational Research Association lists eight principles that it says must be considered before using VAM to judge teachers or teaching programs.
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November 11, 2015
October 28, 2015
The teaching traits that help students succeed in academics aren't necessarily the ones that will help them develop resilience, agency, and growth mindsets--but teachers have to help develop both kinds, researchers say.
October 19, 2015
Scores are higher on the performance-based exam, a new report shows.
October 06, 2015
A Harvard University network aims to improve the coherence of R&D about teaching and learning and its application.
September 24, 2015
After two years, students participating in a random-assignment evaluation showed slightly better reading scores than their counterparts in control schools.
September 16, 2015
A study of nine districts finds that all of them have lost black teachers, some of them disproportionately.
August 25, 2015
The city's teaching force is much different from the one it had before Hurricane Katrina hit.
August 11, 2015
A first-of-its kind study examined which teachers were laid off in the district and the effects on student achievement.
August 04, 2015
A study of three districts by a training and advocacy group failed to find a pattern linking teachers who improved and the type of professional development they received.
July 27, 2015
Recessions appear to lead to an influx of more skilled teaching applicants, it says.