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Little, Olivia; Goe, Laura; Bell, Courtney – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
There are many different conceptions of teacher effectiveness, and defining it is complex and sometimes generates controversy. Teacher effectiveness is often defined as the ability to produce gains in student achievement scores. This prevailing concept of teacher effectiveness is far too narrow, and this guide presents an expanded view of what…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Measurement, Teaching Methods
Goe, Laura; Bell, Courtney; Little, Olivia – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2008
This research synthesis examines how teacher effectiveness is currently measured. By evaluating the research on teacher effectiveness and the different instruments used to measure it, this research synthesis contributes to the discussion of appropriate rigor and relevance of measures for different purposes (i.e., formative vs. summative…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Achievement Gains