Ensuring fair and reliable measures of effective teaching
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Dr Steven Cantrell and Dr Thomas Kane

The Measures of Effective Teaching project is a research partnership of academics, teachers, and education organizations committed to investigating better ways to identify and develop effective teaching.

The project set out to investigate how a set of measures could identify effective teaching fairly and reliably. It studied, among other measures, classroom observation instruments; pupil perception surveys that assess key characteristics of the classroom environment, including supportiveness, challenge, and order; and pupil achievement gains on state tests and on more cognitively challenging assessments.

It found that it is possible to develop reliable measures that identify great teaching and provides guidance on the best ways to achieve reliable classroom observations.

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Dr Steven Cantrell and Dr Thomas Kane

Published by:
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Date of publication:
January 2013

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The project provides useful resources for teachers wishing to measure the effectiveness of their teaching. It includes activities for pupils, as well as videos of teachers talking about the effectiveness of different evaluations. 


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R115 / 218
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