NCLB and Value Added School Ratings:
Tom Hoffman points to a very interesting article in The Washington Monthly on NCLB assessments vs. other methods of school assessment. In this case value added assessment. The article points to the work done at Herbert Marcus Elementary School in Dallas and how it fares in a value added type of assessment compared to the requirements of NCLB. I'm finding that the writing of folks like Tom Hoffman and Tim Stahmer have a real resonance in the work I do as a principal and I enjoy reading their perspectives on ed policy.