- 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: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2013)
- Thomas J. Kane and Douglas O. Staiger, Gathering Feedback on Teaching: Combining High-Quality Observations with Student Surveys and Achievement Gains, (Seattle, WA: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2012)
- Thomas J. Kane and Douglas O. Staiger, Learning about Teaching: Initial Findings from the Measures of Effective Teaching Project, (Seattle, WA: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2010)
- Kata Mihaly, Daniel F. McCaffrey, Douglas Staiger, J. R. Lockwood, A Composite Estimator of Effective Teaching
- Catherine McClellan, What It Looks Like: Master Coding Videos for Observer Training and Assessment, (Seattle, WA: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2013)
- Jilliam N. Joe, Cynthia M. Tocci, Steven L. Holtzman, Jean C. Williams, Foundations of Observations: Considerations for Developing a Classroom Observation System That Helps Districts Achieve Consistent and Accurate Stores, (Seattle, WA: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2013)
Teachers Talk About the MET Project
Hear teachers talk about why multiple measures of effective teaching are so important and find additional resources and research supporting this multi-year project.
Teachers Talk About Evaluations
Teachers Talk About Video Feedback
Resulting Research Reports and Practitioner Publications
In addition to the MET 9 Principles, our partners also released progress reports during the research and analysis of the MET project. The reports explore the following questions:
- Can measures of effective teaching identify teachers who better help students learn?
- How much weight should be placed on each measure of effective teaching when combining classroom observations, student surveys, and student achievement gains?
- How can teachers be assured trustworthy results from classroom observations?
New Tools to Support Teachers in Elevating their Practice
States and districts can use this blueprint to build their own classroom observation systems that support better teaching and student learning. These libraries house more than 1,500 teaching videos collected during the MET project. Students in participating teachers’ classrooms completed surveys about their teachers’ ability to engage them in course material. The MET-Tripod student feedback survey was the primary survey used in the MET project.
- Student Surveys:
- Asking Students about Teaching Practitioner Brief. A 24-page resource for practitioners on student perception surveys and their implementation in feedback and evaluation systems.
- Asking Students about Teaching Summary. A two-page summary on the benefits of student perceptions surveys and on key implementation challenges that must be addressed.
- Student Survey Teacher Q and A. A one-page interview with National Teacher of the Year Sarah Brown Wessling on how student perception surveys have helped her and her students.
- Lesson Videos: Authentic videos of teaching from the MET Extension project are available online for use in professional learning through the SOE Teaching & Learning Exploratory, run by the University of Michigan School of Education. Learn more >
- MET project data: 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 Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan. Learn more >
- Designing Teacher Evaluation Systems: New Guidance from the Measures of Effective Teaching Project This free eBook features 15 new studies by MET project partners using the MET project’s extensive data set.
- Working with Teachers to Develop Fair and Reliable Measures of Effective Teaching (Whitepaper, June 2010)
- Project Study Components
- Frequently Asked Questions