Measures of Effective Teaching

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 12:00am
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WHAT IS EFFECTIVE TEACHING?

It’s not enough to say, “I know it when I see it.” To help teachers achieve greater success with their students, we need new and better ways to identify and develop effective teaching.

The Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project was a groundbreaking effort to find out what works in the classroom. With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the MET project brought together leading academics, education groups, and 3,000 teachers to study teaching and learning from every angle: including classroom observations of videotaped lessons, student surveys of their classroom experiences, and students’ academic gains on state tests and on supplemental tests that measure higher-order thinking skills.

Culminating findings from the project’s unprecedented three-year study of teaching effectiveness measures were released in 2012. MET project partners continue to produce new analyses and guidance based on the MET data and on tools developed through their work with the project.

This site includes MET publications, videos, and other resources for practitioners, researchers, and instructional leaders.

FEATURED RESOURCES

Building Trust in Observations: A Blueprint for Improving Systems; Practice Guide on Pre-Scoring Video

Feedback for Better Teaching: Nine Principles for Using Measures of Effective Teaching