Brookings’ Critique of AERA Statement on VAMs, and Henry Braun’s Rebuttal | VAMboozled!

Brookings’ Critique of AERA Statement on VAMs, and Henry Braun’s Rebuttal

Posted: 01 Dec 2015 07:29 AM PST

Two weeks ago I published a post

about the newly released “American Educational Research Association (AERA) Statement on Use of Value-Added Models (VAM) for the Evaluation of Educators and Educator Preparation Programs

.”In this post

I also included a summary of the AERA Council’s eight key, and very important points abut VAMs and VAM use. I also noted that I contributed to this piece in one of its earliest forms. More importantly, however, the person who managed the statement’s external review and also assisted the AERA Council in producing the final statement before it was officially released was Boston College’s Dr. Henry Braun

, Boisi Professor of Education and Public Policy and Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation.Just this last week, the Brookings Institution published a critique of the AERA statement for, in my opinion, no other apparent reason than just being critical. The critique was written by Brookings affiliate Michael Hansen

and University of Washington Bothell’s Dan Goldhaber

, titled a “Response to AERA statement on Value-Added Measures: Where are the Cautionary Statements on Alternative Measures?

”Accordingly, I invited Dr. Henry Braun

to respond, and he graciously agreed:

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