Professor Harris in the New York Times

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Discussing the flaws of using value-added models:
“But when the method is used to evaluate individual teachers, many factors can lead to inaccuracies. Different people crunching the numbers can get different results, said Douglas N. Harris, an education professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. For example, two analysts might rank teachers in a district differently if one analyst took into account certain student characteristics, like which students were eligible for free lunch, and the other did not.”
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Second-Year MPA student at the La Follette School for Public Affairs (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
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