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This is a broad overview of Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project. The project, which is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, seeks to develop and test multiple measures of teacher effectiveness. This overview identifies five critical areas of research and explores key components, such as the Tripod survey, which is used to gather, organize, and report on student perceptions at the classroom level.
Two-thirds of American teachers feel that traditional evaluations don't accurately capture the full picture of what they do in the classroom. They want information that they can trust from measures that are fair and reliable.
From 2007 to 2014, Cambridge Education implemented Tripod surveys through its partnership with Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson of Harvard University. Dr. Ferguson and Rob Ramsdell were the professional leads for the survey portion of the MET project and Cambridge Education managed all data collection related to the Tripod survey.
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