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With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project was created to develop and test multiple measures of teacher effectiveness. This report provides an overview of classroom observation protocols, including the Protocol for Language Arts Teaching Observation (PLATO), which focuses on 4th - 9th grade English/Language Arts (ELA) instruction.
Here’s what we know: Implementing a comprehensive, standards-aligned curriculum is a complex undertaking, even in a typical, in-person classroom. There are new pedagogical approaches to consider, texts and topics to unpack, instructional shifts to practice, academic routines to introduce, and the list goes on.
Research tells us that high-quality, aligned instructional materials is important in helping teachers support their students in mastering the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to be college and career ready.
They say never judge a book by its cover. We need to start judging textbooks and other instructional materials using student achievement instead.
Aug 12, 2017
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