Communications intern wanted

The Center for Public Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to communicating what’s true about education research in clear, engaging, jargon-free language, is looking for a communications intern for the Spring 2012 semester. The intern would assist with writing blog posts, helping develop and support the Center’s social media strategy, developing digests of published articles, and

Working through further misconceptions about value-added measures

In previous posts, I’ve taken issue with many of the criticisms leveled by Diane Ravitch and Valerie Strauss, who disputed the findings from the recent study by Harvard and Columbia economists. That study found students who had teachers with high value-added scores were more successful later in life than students who had teachers with lower value-added

More misconceptions about value-added measures

Yesterday I responded to some common criticisms of value-added measures to evaluate teachers. As I mentioned yesterday, these criticisms have been used by critics such as Diane Ravitch and Valerie Strauss to  dispute the findings from the recent study by Harvard and Columbia economists. That study found students who had teachers with high value-added scores