Student Growth Measures in Policy and Practice

Intended and Unintended Consequences of High-Stakes Teacher Evaluations

  • Kimberly Kappler Hewitt
  • Audrey Amrein-Beardsley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Part I

  3. Part II

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 285-291

About this book


This book examines the intersection of policy and practice in the use of student growth measures (SGMs) for high-stakes purposes as per such educator evaluation systems. The book also focuses on examinations of educators’ perceptions of and reactions to the use of SGMs; ethical implications pertaining to the use of SGMs; contextual challenges when implementing SGMs; and legal implications of SGM use. The use of student test score data has been the cornerstone of the recent transfiguration of educator evaluation systems in forty-two states and the District of Columbia. Three leading voices on SGMs—Sean Corcoran, Henry Braun, and David Berliner—also serve as section and concluding commentators.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kimberly Kappler Hewitt
    • 1
  • Audrey Amrein-Beardsley
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North Carolina at GreensboroGreensboroUSA
  2. 2.Arizona State University TempeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-53900-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-53901-4
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