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.