Voices, perspectives, and insights from the field

Best Foot Forward: Video Success in Classroom Observations

October 6, 2015 | Teacher Observation

Allowing teachers to submit videos in lieu of in-person classroom observations improved the experience for both teachers and administrators, a recent report from the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University found. When teachers are invited to put their best foot forward by recording their own lessons, teachers perceive…

measures of effective teaching

Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project

October 6, 2015 | Effective Teaching

Two-thirds of American teachers feel that traditional evaluations don't accurately capture the full picture of what they do in the classroom. They want information that they can trust from measures that are fair and reliable. The Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project was designed to find out how evaluation methods…

Literacy Design Collaborative

October 6, 2015 | Common Core

Ensuring all students are prepared to succeed in college and career is at the heart of the Common Core State Standards. As teachers work hard to find ways to help all students reach these expectations, we’re working to ensure that there are high-quality instructional materials available that have been developed…

MET Project Partners

Measures of Effective Teaching: Project Partners

September 2, 2015 | Effective Teaching

From 2007 to 2014, Cambridge Education implemented Tripod surveys through its partnership with Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson of Harvard University. Dr. Ferguson and Rob Ramsdell were the professional leads for the survey portion of the MET project and Cambridge Education managed all data collection related to the Tripod® survey, which…