Joe Nathan, Learning from the Best Schools, Whatever We Call Them, St. Paul Pioneer Press, July, 3, 2008.
Minnesota parents are shopping for the best K-12 education available. Charter school enrollment is increasing, to the detriment of public schools. Leaders in both public and private schools are advocating a “value added” or “growth” model of student assessment. Immediate feedback of test results is a key element to help determine which policies help improve students’ test performance.