Charter Schools’ “Value Added” Student Assessment

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.

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