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Rethinking Value-Added Models in Education: Critical Perspectives on Tests and Assessment-Based Accountability

Audrey Amrein-Beardsley
Format
Book
Published
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9780415820110, 0415820111, 9780415820127, 041582012X, 9780203409909 (e-book)
Contents
  • Socially engineering the road to utopia
  • Value-added models (VAMs) and the human factor
  • A VAMoramic view of the nation
  • Highly questionable yet often unquestioned assumptions
  • Assumptions used as rationales and justifications
  • Test-based, statistical, and methodological assumptions
  • Nontraditional concerns about traditional methodological notions
  • Reliability and validity
  • Bias and the random assignment of students into classrooms
  • Alternatives, solutions, and conclusions.
Description
xxi, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-246) and index.
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