Teacher Evaluation

Teacher Evaluation

Reviews and measurements of the effectiveness of teachers

Overview

Reviews and measurements of the effectiveness of teachers. What should constitute the standard for such assessments has become a contentious topic. Certain states have "graded" and publicized teacher performance based on how their students score on standardized tests (also called "value-added rating). On the other hand, the Gates Foundation has spearheaded a "Measures of Effective Teaching (MET)" project that examines teaching based on classroom observations from credentialed experts.

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