Teacher Effectiveness

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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An L.A. Unified Road Map

November 28, 2012

The SDP Human Capital Diagnostic for the Los Angeles Unified School District is featured in the following Los Angeles Times article.

There are big differences in how well Los Angeles' teachers help their students learn, a new study shows — bigger variations than in other districts, where teaching quality appears more even. The study also indicates that teachers in the L.A. Unified School District who receive advanced degrees aren't more effective than others, but those with national board certification are. The district's program for training teachers, pulling mostly from...

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