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Can Student Test Scores Provide Useful Measures of School Principals' Performance?
Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance
Sep 29, 2016
- Average achievement and adjusted average achievement—the measures that do not account for students’ past achievement—provide no information for predicting principals’ contributions to student achievement in the following year.
- School value-added and adjusted school value-added—the measures that account for students’ past achievement—provide, at most, a small amount of information for predicting principals’ contributions in the following year.
- Averaging measures across multiple recent years does not improve their accuracy for predicting principals’ contributions in the following year.
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