Hi I am currently studying a MA in education and have been researching value added models for further education currently utilised in the UK. As a teaching professional myself predicting a student achievement level is a task I encounter on a daily basis. In America VA models have been employed for a number of years. Here it has been argued that pay scales, incentives and consequences should be set holding academic staff responsible for overall success rates. What do you feel about this? Do you think other factors influence overall student success rates? Are we ready to be challenged? – What do you feel would be the consequences? I would really appreciate your input! Thanks!