Students are the best indicators of effective teachers
| Dec 14, 2010
A study conducted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation titled the Measures of Effective Teaching Project, focuses on evaluating teacher effectiveness. For this study, researchers have collected digital videos of more than 13,000 lessons in classrooms of teachers who volunteered to be studied. They asked students to report their perceptions of each teacher's class, and students also took an extra test to supplement the scores already gathered on their statewide achievement tests.
Preliminary results from the study have been posted online at the Measures of Effective Teaching Project website. One of the four main conclusions of the study is that students know effective teaching when they experience it. Read the rest of this news article by Donna Gordon Blankinship from delawareonline.