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Rethinking value-added models in education : critical perspectives on tests and assessment-based accountability

Author: Audrey Amrein-Beardsley
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2014.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Audrey Amrein-Beardsley
OCLC Number: 1010666863
Description: XXI, 251 p. : gráf. ; 25 cm
Contents: Section I: IntroductionChapter 1: Socially Engineering the Road to UtopiaChapter 2: Value-Added Models (VAMs) and the Human FactorChapter 3: A VAMoramic View of the NationSection II: Highly Questionable Yet Often Unquestioned AssumptionsChapter 4: Assumptions Used as Rationales and Justifications Chapter 5: Test-Based, Statistical, and Methodological AssumptionsSection III: Nontraditional Concerns about Traditional Methodological NotionsChapter 6: Reliability and ValidityChapter 7: Bias and the Random Assignment of Students into ClassroomsSection IV: Alternatives, Solutions, and Conclusions Chapter 8: Alternatives, Solutions, and Conclusions
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