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ERIC Number: ED544428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
"Met" Made Simple: Building Research-Based Teacher Evaluations. Issue Analysis Report
New Teacher Project
Groundbreaking new findings from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project hold the potential to answer crucial questions about how to assess teachers' performance. For the past two years, MET researchers have conducted a research project of unprecedented scope, involving 3,000 teachers in six school districts across the country. Using gold standard research methods, they have tested a number of evaluation approaches, including student achievement data, classroom observations, and surveys of students. Their most recent report, "Gathering Feedback for Teaching," provides a wealth of practical implications for improving teacher evaluations. This paper is intended for policymakers who are developing better teacher evaluations and are looking for ways to apply new research findings quickly. It summarizes the lessons from MET and provides recommendations on how these lessons can be applied right now. (Contains 16 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Teacher Project