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Value-added data can help spot at-risk students

Source: tennessean.com Posted By: Nancy 3443 days ago

Before No Child Left Behind required school districts to collect data on student achievement, Tennessee had its own test score warehouse.

Known as the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System, the program shows how much students, schools and districts are improving over time. The data can also be used to predict if a student will pass algebra or if a fifth-grader is likely to drop out of high school.
But in Nashville, teachers and principals haven't been making the most of the value-added data,....

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