Gathering Feedback on Teaching: Combining High Quality Observations with Student Surveys and Achievement Gains — Report
This report examines the value of five different approaches to classroom observations, focusing on how well they evaluate teaching quality in coordination with student achievement data. The aim is to provide a more realistic and nuanced approach to the evaluation of teaching quality using a combination of measures.
The connection between teachers and students is at the heart of learning. Our work focuses on ensuring that all teachers have the goals, skills and tools to form and strengthen that powerful bond with their students. The first step in doing that is asking teachers what works and what they need to strengthen the teacher-student bond—and then trusting and listening to what they tell us.
With states and districts implementing new academic standards based on the Common Core State Standards, teachers have more opportunities than ever to collaborate around the shared goals of strengthening curriculum design, classroom practices, and student learning.
This ongoing series of publications by MET project partners can help states, districts, and technical assistance providers in building and improving a classroom observation system that supports better teaching and student learning.
Oct 18, 2015
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