Evaluating Statewide School Accountability Systems: Comparison of Growth Models

Loading...
Thumbnail Image

Persistent link to this item

Statistics
View Statistics

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Title

Evaluating Statewide School Accountability Systems: Comparison of Growth Models

Published Date

2016-02

Publisher

Type

Thesis or Dissertation

Abstract

Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waivers, and now under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states have the opportunity to incorporate elements other than proficiency into their accountability systems. With this flexibility, many states have turned to, or are exploring, the use of growth in their accountability system. Using three years of data from the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs), five growth models which have been used in state accountability systems were explored: transition matrix, trajectory, projection, student growth percentiles, and hierarchical linear models. The relationship between the rank order and school demographics, school size, and school type in each of these models was explored in order to determine which model appeared the least biased. Both the transition matrix and hierarchical linear model appeared to be relatively unbiased, as implemented in this study, but the hierarchical linear model produced results more similar to the other three models explored.

Description

University of Minnesota Ph.D. dissertation.February 2016. Major: Educational Psychology. Advisors: Frances Lawrenz, Nidhi Kohli. 1 computer file (PDF); xviii, 163 pages.

Related to

Replaces

License

Collections

Series/Report Number

Funding information

Isbn identifier

Doi identifier

Previously Published Citation

Suggested citation

Edwards, Katherine. (2016). Evaluating Statewide School Accountability Systems: Comparison of Growth Models. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/178965.

Content distributed via the University Digital Conservancy may be subject to additional license and use restrictions applied by the depositor. By using these files, users agree to the Terms of Use. Materials in the UDC may contain content that is disturbing and/or harmful. For more information, please see our statement on harmful content in digital repositories.