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2012

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A Policy Analysis Of The Federal Growth Model Pilot Program's Measures Of School Performance: The Florida Case, Michael J. Weiss, Henry May Jan 2012

A Policy Analysis Of The Federal Growth Model Pilot Program's Measures Of School Performance: The Florida Case, Michael J. Weiss, Henry May

GSE Graduate Student Research

As test-based educational accountability has moved to the forefront of national and state education policy, so has the desire for better measures of school performance. No Child Left Behind's (NCLB) status and safe harbor measures have been criticized for being unfair and unreliable, respectively. In response to such criticism, in 2005 the federal government announced the Growth Model Pilot Program, which permits states to use projection models (a type of growth model) in their accountability systems. This article uses historical longitudinal data from a large school district to empirically show the inaccuracy of one state's projection model, to ...