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A Model That Devalues

Does the Value Added Model (VAM) have a place in Idaho’s classrooms?

By Levi B Cavener

Levi B CavenerImagine this scenario: Your job requires you to supervise colleagues at work. In addition, your pay and job retention is linked to the productivity and behavior of the individuals that you oversee.

Such a situation seems like a fairly straightforward corporate setup. But here’s the monkeywrench: despite being a supervisor, you have no tools available to reprimand employees for poor productivity and behavior.
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