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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.
Five years ago, Casals Elementary School in Chicago was struggling to produce positive results for their students—so the school began working with the Academy of Urban School Leadership (AUSL) to turnaround their trajectory and improve how they served their students, teachers, and entire school community.
About seven years ago, Denver Public Schools set out to improve the way it provided teachers with opportunities to boost their leadership capacities.
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