Voices, perspectives, and insights from the field

Seeing It Clearly

Seeing It Clearly: Building Trust in Observations

October 18, 2015 | Effective TeachingTeacher Observation

This ongoing series of publications by MET project partners can help states, districts, and technical assistance providers in building and improving a classroom observation system that supports better teaching and student learning. Publications to date include: Seeing it Clearly: Improving Observer Training for Better Feedback and Better Teaching (2015): This…

The Passing of the Baton

October 28, 2015 | Effective Teaching

By Vicki Phillips, Director of Education, US Programs I am writing with a heart filled with gratitude, sadness and excitement to tell you I will be leaving the Foundation at the end of the year to pursue our common work for students and teachers from another venue. It has been…

MET Additional Resources

Why MET Additional Resources: Project Study Components

December 11, 2015 | Effective Teaching

Research Thomas J. Kane, Daniel F. McCaffrey, Trey Miller and Douglas O. Staiger, Have We Identified Effective Teachers? Validating Measures of Effective Teaching Using Random Assignment, (Seattle, WA: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2013) Andrew D. Ho, Thomas J. Kane, The Reliability of Classroom Observations by School Personnel, (Seattle, WA: …

Measures of Effective Teaching FAQ

Measures of Effective Teaching Project FAQs

December 17, 2015 | Effective Teaching

How has the Measures of Effective Teaching project helped show how effective teaching can be measured fairly and consistently? 1. WHAT IS THE MET PROJECT? The MET project was a research partnership between 3,000 teacher volunteers and dozens of independent research teams. The project's goal was to build and test…