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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation introduced the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project to develop and test multiple measures of teacher effectiveness. This document explores the overarching purpose and functionality of a validation engine, which was designed to help districts determine if their observation protocols routinely assign the highest ratings to teachers whose students grew the most, in terms of academic performance, and the lowest ratings to teachers whose students grew the least.
Allan Golston, president of the foundation’s U.S. Program, has a conversation with Dr. Carissa Moffat Miller, Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Chief State School Officers for her insights on how state education officials are advancing our K-12 system toward a more equitable future and using this moment in time to not only put in place recovery efforts but approaches to strengthen education for the long-term and put students on a positive trajectory.
As part of our Networks for School Improvement (NSI) portfolio, nearly 600 schools serving 155 school districts and more than 150,000 students are using data driven continuous improvement approaches. Here are four trends and six common themes emerging.
I recently had the opportunity to spend a quick 36 hours at SXSWEdu and it was great to be back on the road and talking with people in the field again. And while I didn’t get the chance to dig into all of the great content offered there, I got a renewed sense that we are at or nearing a moment of major change for higher education – a moment for transformation.
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