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Through The Sunshine State's Accountability Systems, Darkly

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I think what Mr. Dicarlo fails to understand is that having different methods that both have high stakes attached to them is ludicrous at best. District researchers across the state have told their boards why the methods yield different results, yet it's impossible to defend that the results should differ. Having a school go from a "C" to an "A", receive state funds for that "A" grade, and then have VAM scores that suggest you have 10 Unsatisfactory teachers removes credibility from the ENTIRE system.

I wonder how results would change if you controlled for the distribution of teachers within a school. E.g., look at the size of teacher's classes as a weight on their impact on the school's overall performance. Don't know what's available in the data, but that would be interesting.

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