VAM Research

Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, a top researcher in the field of value-added teacher assessment, has assembled a list of her thirteen top research articles about Value Added Measurement. When you need to find real science and real facts to enter into a discussion of VAM, this list will be an invaluable aid.

VAMboozled: Top Thirteen Research Articles


What Is Value Added Measurement?

Value-Added Measurement is a new and common tool in the world of teacher evaluation. Many states have their own version (sometimes it’s Something-VAAS) but they all involve some mysterious math and explanations that seem so obtuse than an educated person could be excused for fearing he’s having some sort of fugue episode.

Here’s a fairly simple explanation, which includes links to places that heavy-duty math whizzes can better appreciate.