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Walkington, Candace; Marder, Michael – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2018
The UTeach Observation Protocol (UTOP) was designed to inform STEM teacher education. The instrument has been used in prior studies examining inter-rater reliability and relationships to teacher value-added scores. However, prior work has not shown examples of how rating with the UTOP works in practice nor has it discussed the instrument's…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, STEM Education
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2012
Research has long been clear that teachers matter more to student learning than any other in-school factor. Improving the quality of teaching is critical to student success. Yet only recently have many states and districts begun to take seriously the importance of evaluating teacher performance and providing teachers with the feedback they need to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Measures (Individuals)
Kane, Thomas J.; Staiger, Douglas O. – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2012
Research has long been clear that teachers matter more to student learning than any other in-school factor. Improving the quality of teaching is critical to student success. Yet only recently have many states and districts begun to take seriously the importance of evaluating teacher performance and providing teachers with the feedback they need to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Achievement Gains, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods
Kane, Thomas J.; Staiger, Douglas O. – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2012
There is a growing consensus that teacher evaluation in the United States is fundamentally broken. Few would argue that a system that tells 98 percent of teachers they are "satisfactory" benefits anyone--including teachers. The nation's collective failure to invest in high-quality professional feedback to teachers is inconsistent with…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Achievement Gains, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods
International Child Development Initiatives (NJ1), 2008
The International Child Development Initiatives (ICDI) promotes the wellbeing of children growing up in difficult circumstances. ICDI works to improve policies and practices affecting these children by doing research and training. ICDI believes in the power of children and young people, supporting the realisation of their rights and addressing the…
Descriptors: Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Well Being, Childrens Rights
Sotiriou, Peter E.; Ireland, Jackie – 1984
The goal of the Los Angeles City College (LACC) Urban Transfer Opportunity Program (UTOP) is to increase the opportunity of low income minority students to transfer from LACC to four-year institutions. To achieve this goal, the college initiated an instructional delivery system that integrates academic courses, skills courses, and counseling…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Minority Groups