Value-added measures are based on learning growth and used by schooling systems to indicate the contribution that a school makes to student learning, over and above the contribution made by the average school.
CESE has developed a set of value-added measures for NSW government schools that adjust for factors outside the control of schools, such as students' Socio-Economic Status (SES). This publication provides an introduction to the measures, including their use, interpretation, and what they tell us about the factors influencing student outcomes.
Identifying high performing schools is an important step in developing the evidence base about “what works” to
improve educational outcomes for students.