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Content Knowledge for Teaching and the MET Project — Summary
A teacher has more impact on student learning than any other factor controlled by school systems, but currently, there is no agreement among education stakeholders as to how to identify and measure effective teaching. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project to develop and test multiple measures of teacher effectiveness. This summary highlights the Content Knowledge for Teaching component of the study.
Two-thirds of American teachers feel that traditional evaluations don't accurately capture the full picture of what they do in the classroom. They want information that they can trust from measures that are fair and reliable.
From 2007 to 2014, Cambridge Education implemented Tripod surveys through its partnership with Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson of Harvard University. Dr. Ferguson and Rob Ramsdell were the professional leads for the survey portion of the MET project and Cambridge Education managed all data collection related to the Tripod survey.
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