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Letter Report to the U.S. Department of Education on the Race to the Top Fund (2009)

Chapter: Attachment B: Reviewer Acknowledgments

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Suggested Citation:"Attachment B: Reviewer Acknowledgments." National Research Council. 2009. Letter Report to the U.S. Department of Education on the Race to the Top Fund. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12780.
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Comments on Race to the Top Proposal Attachment B: Reviewer Acknowledgments This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report: Jonathan G. Dings, Office of Planning and Assessment, Boulder Valley School District; Mark Dynarski, Center for Improving Research Evidence, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Margaret E. Goertz, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania; Jane Hannaway, Education Policy Center, The Urban Institute; Scott F. Marion, Office of the Associate Director, National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment; Lorraine McDonnell, Department of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara; and Lauress (Laurie) L. Wise, Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), Monterey, CA. Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by and Robert L. Linn, Professor Emeritus, Department of Education, University of Colorado, and Stephen E. Fienberg, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University. Appointed by the National Research Council, they were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution. 16

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This report examines the Race to the Top initiative--a $4.35 billion grant program included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to encourage state-level education reforms. The report strongly supports rigorous evaluations of programs funded by the Race to the Top initiative. The initiative should support research based on data that links student test scores with their teachers, but should not prematurely promote the use of value-added approaches, which evaluate teachers based on gains in their students' performance, to reward or punish teachers. The report also cautions against using the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a federal assessment that helps measure overall U.S. progress in education, to evaluate programs funded by the Race to the Top initiative.


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