Additional Resources

Elaine Weiss recommends these information sources relating to her article:

  • The BBA Accountability statement is available at, along with a more comprehensive academic paper released by a group of experts convened by the Economic Policy Institute.
  • “Using Student Progress To Evaluate Teachers: A Primer on Value-Added Models” by Henry Braun, an accessible explanation of the technical challenges associated with value-added measures, is available at
  • “Want to Stop Teachers From Cheating? A History Lesson From Corporate America” by Dan Ariely, a behavioral economics professor, in a commentary in The Washington Post, is accessible at