ED 561 Evaluation and Public Policy (Fall: 3)
ED 466 or consent of instructor
Cross Listed with
The course will examine some issues that arise in educational accountability.
The purpose is to develop a deeper understanding of the policy issues and
a critical appreciation of the relevant methodological strategies. Topics
include the establishment and use of state-specific performance standards
under NCLB and the quantification of the relative rigor of those standards;
the evaluation of school or teacher effectiveness using so-called value-added
models; and the policy evaluation of school reform efforts (such as charter
schools) using data from large-scale cross-sectional surveys. The latter
two topics both involve causal inferences from observational studies.
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