What exactly is Value Added?
Value-added assessment is a statistical method used to measure the impact that a school has on its students’ academic progress from year to year. Value-added can be used to analyze an individual student’s growth or the growth of an entire group of students.
EVAAS: Ohio Value Added Reporting
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Why do we need another measurement tool?
Measures how an individual student or group of students performed on a standardized test at one point in time.
Measures how much gain or growth an individual student or groups of students make over time.
Compares individual student test scores or groups of students’ scores to a state standard.
Compares an individual student’s performance or groups of students’ performance to their own prior performance.
Allows teachers to measure performance at a single point in time, often at the end of the school year.
Allows teachers to measure growth from the end of one school year to the end of the next year, regardless of whether a student performs below, at or above grade level.
Achievement scores can be impacted by outside factors such as family background, socioeconomic status, race, culture, language, etc.
Progress is rarely impacted by extraneous factors such as family background, socioeconomic status, race, culture, language, etc.
Can reveal the strengths and weaknesses of an educational program.
Provides information about the overall effectiveness of an educational program.
Can assess student achievement as it stands at one point in time.
Can assess the effect that teaching and school-related factors have on student learning.