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Measuring (and Mis-Measuring) School Performance

The Urban Education Future?
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Date & Time
Friday, June 19, 2015
2:00–3:45 pm
Session ID
Breakout 2.7
Thomas Toch, Moderator Robert Santillano, Research Presenter Ben Kleban, Panelist Adrian Morgan, Panelist Macke Raymond, Panelist
Sheraton Hotel
Room: Bayside C
500 Canal St.
New Orleans LA 70130 Map and directions
Measuring (and Mis-Measuring) School Performance

How well does the focus on student performance levels for accountability, with the School Performance Score (SPS) and associated letter grades, capture schools’ contribution to student learning? Specifically, how does the SPS compare to “value-added” measures for schools that account for differences in students’ past performance? Could this reliance on the SPS actually reduce overall achievement compared with alternative measures? For charter school authorizers, should this influence the reauthorization process?

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