Journal of Research in Education
The authors describe five value-added methods (VAM) used in school assessment as the backdrop to their main thesis. Then they review the assumptions underlying measurement and evaluation, the foundation of all assessment systems, including value-added. They discuss the traditional criterion variable used in VAM: a standardized test score. Next, they challenge the univariate assumptions of VAMs, and argue that a multivariate paradigm of VAM is more advantageous for educators and stakeholders. Finally they describe a potential scenario whereby a multivariate VAM might be implemented.
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Newman, David; Newman, Isadore; Ridenour, Carolyn; and Morales, Jennifer, "Value Added Methods: Moving from Univariate to Multivariate Criteria" (2014). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 119.