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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.
Statement from Allan Golston, President U.S. Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on the release of the results of the Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching study of teacher evaluation.
In this open letter to teachers, I am restating my claim that teachers are the experts. I urge teachers to talk with other teachers about their practice, and raise their voice about what they need to help their students learn.
It has been thrilling from day one—in August of 2007—when I was hired as the director of the K-12 Education team. The team was given one year to assess the foundation’s work and propose a strategy for the next phase. We were given this advice: when you take on a cause where government is spending a lot of money, philanthropy can make the biggest impact by finding a strategic lever that others are missing.
Aug 12, 2017
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