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Working with Teachers to Develop Fair and Reliable Measures of Effective Teaching
The Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was designed to provide a new knowledge base for practitioners and policymakers working to strengthen the teaching profession. This report offers an in-depth look at the project, which aims to share insights and develop new tools for improving teacher evaluations.
Over a year into the pandemic and with some way still to go until a return to “normalcy,” our grantees are leveraging Continuous Improvement (CI) practices, including in virtual settings, to make an impact in the lives of their students.
Founded in 2014, Saga matches students at historically underserved schools with algebra tutors who provide personalized, one-on-one instruction as its own class during the school day. The University of Chicago’s Urban Education Lab has documented Saga’s impact on academic performance, noting that its students progress two to three times faster in math than their peers.
We know from research and common sense that supportive relationships need to be embedded into each touchpoint of students’ education because these connections matter and have the ability to impact students’ lives forever.
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