American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Performance Assessment of Contributions and Effectiveness (PACE)

Resources and References for PACE


CEU = Continuing Education Unit

FERPA = Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

HIPAA = Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

IDEA = Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP = Individualized Education Program

RTI = Response to Intervention

ASHA Resources and References

ASHA policy and practice documents are available from the ASHA Practice Policy website.

For evidence‐based practice in the schools resources, go to ASHA's Evidence-Based Practice in the Schools webpage.

Other relevant ASHA documents include:

Other Resources and References

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Pub. L. No. 111-5, § 123 Stat. 115. Ballou, D. (2002). Sizing up test scores. Education Next, 2(2), 10-15. Retrieved from [PDF].

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. (2010). Learning about teaching: Initial findings from the measures of effective teaching project. Retrieved from [PDF].

Dollaghan, C. A. (2007). The handbook for evidence‐based practice in communication disorders. Baltimore, MD: Brookes.

Goe, L., Bell, C., & Little, O. (2008). Approaches to evaluating teacher effectiveness: A research synthesis. Retrieved from the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality website: [PDF].

Goe, L., & Holdheide, L. (2010). Measuring teacher contributions to student learning growth for "the other 69 percent."

Goe, L., & Holdheide, L. (2011). Measuring teachers' contributions to student learning growth for nontested grades and subjects.. Retrieved from [PDF].

Holdheide, L., Goe, L., Croft, A., & Reschly, D. (2010). Challenges in evaluating special education teachers and English language learner specialists. Retrieved from [PDF].

Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq. Kupermintz, H. (2003). Teacher effects and teacher effectiveness: A validity investigation of the Tennessee value added assessment system. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 25(3), 287–298.

McCaffrey, D. F., Lockwood, J. R., Koretz, D. M., & Hamilton, L. S. (2004). Evaluating value added models for teacher accountability. Retrieved from RAND Corporation website: [PDF].

Meyer, R. H., & Dokumaci, E. (2009, December). Value‐added models and the next generation of PACE Page 34 assessments. Paper presented at Exploratory Seminar: Measurement Challenges Within the Race to the Top Agenda, Princeton, NJ.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Student Learning, Student Teaching Task Force. (2011). Student learning, student achievement: How do teachers measure up? Retrieved from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website: [PDF].

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, 20 U.S.C. § 6301.

Pearson Education. (2004). Value‐added assessment systems. Retrieved from Pearson website: [PDF].

Sackett, D. L., Straus, S. E., Richardson, W. S., Rosenberg, W., & Haynes, R. B. (2000). Evidenced based medicine: How to practice and teach EBM (2nd ed.). Edinburgh, United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone.

Watson, J. G., Kraemer, S. B., & Thorn, C. A. (2009). The other 69 percent: Fairly rewarding the performance of teachers of nontested subjects and grades. Retrieved from the Center for Educator Compensation Reform website: [PDF].

Articles/Guidelines/Technical Reports

Coulter, T. (Facilitator). (2010, April 14). Expanding teacher evaluation: Effective practices for evaluating teachers of all students [Webcast]. Available from the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality website:

Holley, M. (2008). Using VAA assessment to define teacher quality. Retrieved from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy website:

Kane, T. J., & Staiger, D. O. (2002). The promise and pitfalls of using imprecise school accountability measures. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 16(4), 91–114.

Schochet, P. Z., & Chiang, H. S. (2010). Error rates in measuring teacher and school performance based on student test score gains. Retrieved from the Institute of Education Sciences website: [PDF].


National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (NASISP)

Value‐Added Research Center ("value" assessment research center)

The Center for Great Teachers and Leaders

The Center for Greater Philadelphia's Value‐Added Assessment

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

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