Rethinking value-added models in education : critical perspectives on tests and assessment-based accountability / Audrey Amrein-Beardsley.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Routledge, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: xix, 251 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780415820127 (paperback); 9780415820110 (hardback).Subject(s): Educational accountability -- United States | Educational indicators -- United States | Educational tests and measurements -- United States | Teachers -- Rating of -- United States -- Mathematical modelsDDC classification: 379.1/58
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First published 2014.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Socially engineering the road to utopia -- Value-added models (VAMs) and the human factor -- A VAMoramic view of the nation -- Highly questionable yet often unquestioned assumptions -- Assumptions used as rationales and justifications -- Test-based, statistical, and methodological assumptions -- Nontraditional concerns about traditional methodological notions -- Reliability and validity -- Bias and the random assignment of students into classrooms -- Alternatives, solutions, and conclusions.