Another Approach to Combining Measures: Using Value-Added Scores to Modify Teacher Evaluation Scores

Topic: 
Teacher/Principal Evaluation
Year of Publication: 
2012
Author: 
Harmon, Robert
Milanowski, Anthony

This article presents a simple method of combining student growth or value-added (VA) scores with practice ratings based on educator observations. The basic idea is to use the growth or VA scores to modify observation scores. The method described is simple and minimizes differences in results between teachers in tested subjects and those in nontested subjects. This approach also avoids having to make complex adjustments to VA or observation scores to make them compatible and is much more transparent than rescaling. Although it does not address the complexity of creating a VA score, as a method of combining VA with observation scores, it is fairly straightforward and relatively easy to grasp. 

Format: 
Report or White Paper
Suggested Citation: 
Harmon, R., & Milanowski, A.. (2012). Another approach to combining measures: Using value-added scores to modify teacher evaluation scores. Retrieved from http://www.tifcommunity.org
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