Value-added has gotten a lot of attention since I was working here way back in 2001:
- Joel Klein recently announced plans to track student achievement in New York City as growth over time (though no mention of plans to tie these results into teacher pay).
- Spellings is mulling tying AYP into growth, rather than expecting all students to hit a particular cut score by 2014.
- Pennsylvania will be moving into full implementation of the Pennsylvania Value Added Assessment System in the 2005-06 school year.
Update: Missouri will be implementing a student identification number system -- something Ted Hershberg mentioned today as a prerequisite for any kind of value-added mechanism to work. And it's not just them -- according to a woman quoted in the article, "All states in the country are in the process of putting in place a student identification system."