Thomas J. Kane
Student achievement gains, student surveys, and classroom observations
Can classroom observations identify practices that raise achievement?
Teacher Certification Doesn’t Guarantee a Winner
Failing to account for natural fluctuations in test scores could undermine the very idea of holding schools accountable for their efforts – or lack thereof
Given a choice, decision-makers would do well to choose the option with the better odds of success, even when those differences are not “statistically significant.”
It is increasingly hard to sustain the argument that test-based measures have no role to play in teacher evaluations.
As states plan for new Common-Core-aligned student assessments in the spring of 2015, policymakers are struggling to transition their testing and accountability programs.
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