A Comparison Of Two Methods For Estimating School Effects And Tracking Student Progress From Standardized Test Scores
This paper compares two leading approaches to analyzing standardized test data: leastsquares value-added analysis, used mainly to support accountability by identifying teacher and school effects; and Betebenner’s (2009) student growth percentiles method, which focuses on normative tracking of individual student progress. Applying both methods to analyze two-year progress in numeracy and reading in elementary and middle school, as reflected in Australian standardized test scores, we find that they produce similar quantitative indicators of both individual student progress and estimated school effects. This suggests that with minor modifications either methodology could be used for both purposes.
|Date of creation:||2013|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: P.O.B 653, Beer-Sheva 8410501|
Web page: http://www.bgu.ac.il/econ
More information through EDIRC
References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Cory Koedel & Mark Ehlert & Eric Parsons & Michael Podgursky, 2012.
"Selecting Growth Measures for School and Teacher Evaluations,"
1210, Department of Economics, University of Missouri.
- Cory Koedel & Mark Ehlert & Eric Parsons & Michael Podgursky & P. Brett Xiang, 2014. "Selecting Growth Measures for School and Teacher Evaluations," Working Papers 1401, Department of Economics, University of Missouri.
- Dearden, Lorraine & Micklewright, John & Vignoles, Anna, 2011.
"The Effectiveness of English Secondary Schools for Pupils of Different Ability Levels,"
IZA Discussion Papers
5839, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Lorraine Dearden & John Micklewright & Anna Vignoles, 2011. "The Effectiveness of English Secondary Schools for Pupils of Different Ability Levels," Fiscal Studies, Institute for Fiscal Studies, vol. 32(2), pages 225-244, 06.
- Lorraine Dearden & John Micklewright & Anna Vignoles, 2011. "The effectiveness of English secondary schools for pupils of different ability levels," DoQSS Working Papers 11-06, Department of Quantitative Social Science - UCL Institute of Education, University College London.
- Rebecca Allen & Simon Burgess, 2011. "Can School League Tables Help Parents Choose Schools?," Fiscal Studies, Institute for Fiscal Studies, vol. 32(2), pages 245-261, 06.
- Timothy N. Bond & Kevin Lang, 2013.
"The Evolution of the Black-White Test Score Gap in Grades K–3: The Fragility of Results,"
The Review of Economics and Statistics,
MIT Press, vol. 95(5), pages 1468-1479, December.
- Timothy N. Bond & Kevin Lang, 2012. "The Evolution of the Black-White Test Score Gap in Grades K-3: The Fragility of Results," NBER Working Papers 17960, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- Dale Ballou & William Sanders & Paul Wright, 2004. "Controlling for Student Background in Value-Added Assessment of Teachers," Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, , vol. 29(1), pages 37-65, March.
- Daniel F. McCaffrey & J. R. Lockwood & Daniel Koretz & Thomas A. Louis & Laura Hamilton, 2004. "Models for Value-Added Modeling of Teacher Effects," Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, , vol. 29(1), pages 67-101, March.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bgu:wpaper:1316. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Aamer Abu-Qarn)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.