Get important education news and analysis delivered straight to your inbox
“‘Where are the academics who are in favor of value-added?’ Here they are, with persuasive reasoning.”
So concludes the press release that today announced a new Brookings report, “Evaluating Teachers: The Important Role of Value-Added.” The report was co-authored by Steve Glazerman (Mathematica Policy Research), Susanna Loeb (Stanford), Dan Goldhaber (University of Washington-Bothell), Doug Staiger (Dartmouth), Stephen Raudenbush (University of Chicago) and Russ Whitehurst (Brookings).
The report can be seen in some ways as a direct reply to the EPI brief, “Problems with the Use of Student Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers,” released in August. The EPI brief was co-authored by an equally distinguished set of scholars, including Linda Darling-Hammond, Helen Ladd , Diane Ravitch, Richard Rothstein and Lorrie Shepard.
At The Hechinger Report, we publish thoughtful letters from readers that contribute to the ongoing discussion about the education topics we cover. Please read our guidelines for more information. We will not consider letters that do not contain a full name and valid email address. You may submit news tips or ideas here without a full name, but not letters.
By submitting your name, you grant us permission to publish it with your letter. We will never publish your email address. You must fill out all fields to submit a letter.