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AERA Issues Statement on the Use of Value-Added Models in Evaluation of Educators and Educator Preparation Programs
AERA advises those using or considering use of value-added models about the scientific and technical limitations of these measures for evaluating educators and programs that prepare teachers.

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New ESEA May Use Noncognitive Traits in Accountability. Is That a Good Idea?
Education Week, November 23, 2015

Nassau superintendents: End teacher evals tied to test scores
Newsday, November 21, 2015

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AERA Highlights

AERA et al. File Amicus Brief as Supreme Court Prepares to Reconsider Fisher
November 2015

AERA, joined by nine other scientific societies, filed an amicus curiae brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin urging the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the overwhelming scientific evidence relevant to the case.
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Recent Research

Minorities Are Disproportionately Underrepresented in Special Education: Longitudinal Evidence Across Five Disability Conditions
Educational Researcher, June/July 2015

Researchers investigated whether minority children attending U.S. elementary and middle schools are disproportionately represented in special education.
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Value Added Models
Over the past decade, the use of value‐added models (VAM) in teacher and administrator evaluation has grown nationally, while becoming one of education’s most controversial issues. 
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Measurement Matters: Assessing Personal Qualities Other Than Cognitive Ability for Educational Purposes

Angela L. Duckworth (University of Pennsylvania)
David Scott Yeager (University of Texas at Austin)

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