There is some evidence that Florida’s “game changing” tenure reform law of 2011 slightly increased student test achievement in math and reading, and that the gains were more prominent for the lowest-performing students.
It’s the boring stuff that determines whether “innovative,” “ambitious” ideas deliver, says Chad Vignola of the Literacy Design Collaborative.
If policymakers want to hold preparation programs accountable for the quality of their graduates, there may be better ways to do it.
New analysis finds program rankings based on graduates’ value-added scores are largely random
New analysis points to its displacement by soaring spending on public-welfare, particularly Medicaid
The Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard hosted a conference last month on the long-term effects of choice.
For a brief period, states were required to rank their teacher education programs based in part on how much their graduates were boosting student test scores. But when Paul von Hippel and Laura Bellows took a close look at the evaluations of teacher education programs in six states, they found that the differences between the programs in their graduates’ impact on student learning were negligible.