Articles, Papers & Speeches
Are School Factors Important
for Measuring Teacher Effectiveness? A Multilevel Technique to Predict Student Gains
through a Value-Added Approach
Student achievement gain can be predicted due to individual predictors at student, teacher, and school levels. This predictive model generates a multilevel research design, known as hierarchical linear model (HLM), which also allows the cross-level interactions among all possible predictors at student, teacher, and school levels. Employing three-level HLM through value-added approach, this paper aims to measure the teacher quality, represented by teacher effectiveness, ... ...more...
Palm Beach Post: An increase
in test takers causes SAT scores to plummet in Palm Beach County, officials say
But the drop in scores can be attributed in part to a surge in the number of students in the 2011 graduating class who took the important standardized exam, the district said this week.
Palm Beach County's Class of 2011 posted lower SAT scores than both the state and national average, according to an analysis released by the district. But the participation rate on the test in the county was considerably higher than those at the state or national level; ...more...