Research on Teacher Effectiveness

Research  Spotlight: The Impact of Teachers on Student Outcomes

Ensuring Fair and Reliable Measures of Effective Teaching: Culminating Findings from the MET Project's Three-Year Study: Brief   (The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, January 2013)
The culminating findings from the multi-year MET Project finds that teachers who received high ratings based on classroom observations also had higher student achievement gains and more positive feedback from students.

The Irreplaceables (TNTP, July 2012)
This report examines the experiences of the most effective teachers in four urban school districts, including New York City, and finds that these highly effective teachers are just as likely to leave urban schools as the poorest performing teachers. This report makes recommendations for how to retain the most effective teachers in order to improve student achievement.

RAND Education: Measuring Teacher Effectiveness
This series of research briefs explore various approaches to measuring teacher effectiveness impact on student achievement.

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