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Foundations of Observations: Considerations for Developing a Classroom Observation System That Helps Districts Achieve Consistent and Accurate Scores
When it comes to teacher observations, the quality of the data can make all the difference. This report, by the ETS team that built the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project’s observation scoring system, gives school system leaders an overview of the elements of observer training and assessment that lead to more accurate and reliable results.
Hear “instructional leadership”, and what comes readily to mind is the vital work of helping educators improve classroom teaching. It is a critical mission, to be sure, a key part of a principal’s job. But instructional leadership has at its foundation something broader.
The COVID crisis was a wrench thrown into an ambitious professional learning partnership between Baltimore City Public Schools and Leading Educators. The partnership was designed to expand curriculum-based professional learning support around middle school math teachers.
District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) has been widely heralded in recent years as one of the nation’s fastest-improving urban public school districts. Most coverage has focused on the district’s strong and stable leadership and its sustained focus on educator effectiveness.
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