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Thursday, April 17, 2014

A New and Improved VAM Formula!

Some Old Formulas:

1.  Formula for achievement level at age t:

2.  Formula for comparing current with prior achievement:

3.  Formula for NYC Value-Added Model:
It is great to be judged by the test scores of others even though there are so many factors that are totally out of my control.  I could probably name in a matter of minutes a few hundred factors in the lives of my students over which I have absolutely no control.  I have decided, however, to include just a few here for my
New and Improved VAM Formula: 


The new formula introduces variables which take into consideration all of the factors below: 

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