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ERIC Number: EJ1071226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4871
Response to "Rating Teachers Cheaper, Faster, and Better: Not so Fast": It's About Evidence
Gargani, John; Strong, Michael
Journal of Teacher Education, v66 n4 p395-401 Sep-Oct 2015
In Gargani and Strong (2014), we describe The Rapid Assessment of Teacher Effectiveness (RATE), a new teacher evaluation instrument. Our account of the validation research associated with RATE inspired a review by Good and Lavigne (2015). Here, we reply to the main points of their review. We elaborate on the validity, reliability, theoretical foundation, purposes, and value of RATE; answer Good and Lavigne's criticisms; and discuss the role evidence plays in research, especially when it challenges strongly held theories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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