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The Measure of Education: A Review of the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System
April 1995
Authors: Dengke Xu / Paige Baker
Contact: Russell Moore
When the General Assembly passed the Education Improvement Act in 1992, legislators wanted a means by which the public could hold educators accountable for their performance. They adopted a model called the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System, known as the TVAAS. Developed by Dr. William Sanders of the University of Tennessee, the model attempts to measure district, school, and teacher effect on student academic gains rather than emphasizing achievement scores at a single point in time.