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Policymakers’ Guide to Growth Models for School Accountability: How Do Accountability Models Differ?

Author(s)Pete Goldschmidt, Pat Roschewski, Kilchan Choi, William Auty, Steve Hebbler, Rolf Blank, Andra Williams
Publication dateJune 2005
publication pdfPolicymakers’ Guide to Growth Models for School Accountability: How Do Accountability Models Differ?

The purpose of this paper is to define the key differences between the statistical models that can be used for school accountability and to examine the various factors important in making decisions about incorporating a growth model into an accountability system. The present paper is one of several efforts by CCSSO to provide information to policymakers and education leaders interested in making informed decisions about growth models for accountability.