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Student Survey Teacher Q and A

December 17, 2016

Sarah Brown Wessling, the 2010 National Teacher of the Year, has surveyed her students informally on their classroom experiences since her days as a student teacher. In this question-and-answer, she shares some of the insights she's gained from the exercise.

MET Project Data

December 17, 2016

With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project was created to develop and test multiple measures of teacher effectiveness. Researchers can apply for access to the MET Longitudinal Database, which includes video and quantitative data collected by the project, with the Inter-university Consortium for…

Working with Teachers to Develop Fair and Reliable Measures of Effective Teaching

December 17, 2016

The Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was designed to provide a new knowledge base for practitioners and policymakers working to strengthen the teaching profession. This report offers an in-depth look at the project, which aims to share insights and develop new tools for improving…

Designing Teacher Evaluation Systems: New Guidance from the Measures of Effective Teaching Project

December 17, 2016

The Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project explores how evaluation methods could best be used to support teachers and aims to help districts identify and develop great teaching.This free eBook features 15 new studies by MET project partners using the project’s extensive data set.

Student Assessments and the MET Project

December 17, 2016

In the fall of 2009, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the two-year Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project to rigorously develop and test multiple measures of teacher effectiveness. This brochure summarizes data on student achievement gains analyzed through the project.

Danielson’s Framework for Teaching for Classroom Observations

December 17, 2016

With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project was created to develop and test multiple measures of teacher effectiveness. This report provides an overview of classroom observation protocols, including the Framework for Teaching (FFT), a research-based evaluation tool used in the project.

The MQI Protocol for Classroom Observations

December 17, 2016

With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project was created to develop and test multiple measures of teacher effectiveness. This report provides an overview of classroom observation protocols, including the Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI), which was designed at the University of Michigan and…

Foundations of Observations: Considerations for Developing a Classroom Observation System That Helps Districts Achieve Consistent and Accurate Scores

December 17, 2016

When it comes to teacher observations, the quality of the data can make all the difference. This report, by the ETS team that built the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project’s observation scoring system, gives school system leaders an overview of the elements of observer training and assessment that lead to…

Better Feedback for Better Teaching: A Practical Guide to Improving Classroom Observations

December 17, 2016

This book offers practical guidance for improving observer training, assessment, and monitoring so all educators can benefit from trustworthy observations that provide them with meaningful, accurate, and actionable feedback.

Building Trust in Observations: A Blueprint for Improving Systems to Support Great Teaching

December 17, 2016

States and districts can use this tool to improve their observation systems. This report contains actionable steps for improved training, assessments, rubrics, and monitoring, whether you have an advanced observation system or are building one from the ground up.