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Teaching Opinion The Reparations I Owe: An Exponential Growth Model of Privilege
The experience of thinking about the reparations movement as a White home-owner begged the question: what role did White Privilege play in helping me...? I couldn't answer this question on my own, so I put it to my students.
Education Opinion The Two Faces of Growth Models?
When comparing the growth of a student from last year's test to the one they took this year (and keeping the same cut points) is like taking their time from running the mile on a rubberized track last year and expecting them to run the same time on a steeplechase track with a few water pits thrown in for a mile and a ¼ this year.
Education Growth Models: Not as Simple as They Appear
When experts talk about accountability under NCLB, they agree on one thing: The future lies in growth models. Discussions usually end there, never delving into the complexities of what makes a good growth model, how to design one, or whether they accomplish what NCLB sets out to do.
Federal The ‘Growth Model’ Pilot Isn’t What You Think It Is
Michael J. Weiss evaluates the differences between the 'growth model' and the 'value-added model' of measuring school performance.
Federal Where’s the ‘Child’ in the No Child Left Behind Debate?
All of the issues being discussed are ultimately peripheral to the individual students and the impact the law has had on them, Rep. Thomas E. Petri writes.
Education Ed. Dept. Sets High Hurdles to Qualify for Growth Models
Following up on yesterday's post on growth models, here is my story on the Department of Education's announcement and here is a copy of the letter going to state chiefs.