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ERIC Number: EJ1006735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan-16
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Multiple Gauges Best for Teachers
Sawchuk, Stephen
Education Week, v32 n17 p1, 16 Jan 2013
Student feedback, test-score growth calculations, and observations of practice appear to pick up different but complementary information that, combined, can provide a balanced and accurate picture of teacher performance, according to research recently released from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A composite measure on teacher effectiveness drawing on all three of those measures, and tested through a random-assignment experiment, closely predicted how much a high-performing group of teachers would successfully boost their students' standardized-test scores, concludes the series of new papers, part of the massive Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) study launched more than three years ago. Taken as a whole, the final MET findings provide much food for thought about how teacher evaluations might best be structured.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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