Teacher Effectiveness

Prioritizing Teaching Quality in a New System of Teacher Evalaution

November 11, 2011

National Center for Teacher Effectiveness (NCTE) leaders Heather Hill and Corinne Herlihy  emphasize the importance of focusing on the quality of teaching, and not "teacher quality," in the following article published in the Education Outlook Series by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.

Teachers are the most important school-level factor in student success—but as any parent knows, all teachers are not created equal. Reforms to the current quite cursory teacher evaluation system, if done well, have the potential to remove the...

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The Key to Evaluating Teachers: Ask Kids What They Think

February 23, 2013

CEPR Faculty Director Thomas Kane speaks to the Washington Post about teacher evaluation.

Thomas Kane is professor of education and economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Research, which works with states and municipalities to evaluate educational policies. He recently partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the "Measures of Effective Teaching" (or MET) project, which was intended to develop metrics capable of determining which teachers are faring better than others, and to determine...

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