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Gates Just Releases Big Teacher Evaluation Report

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(NOTE: See Great Response To Gates Report From Randi Weingarten)

Measures of Effective Teaching, the huge Gates Foundation-funded research project on teacher evaluation, just released their latest report this week. They actually released two of them:

Gathering Feedback For Teaching: Policy and Practice Brief

Gathering Feedback For Teaching: Research Paper

I just don’t have it in me to carefully review them on my last day of winter break, but I wasn’t thrilled to see that they support the use of Value-Added Measures.

I’ve previously written about concerns I have about the project:

Videotaping teachers the right way (not the Gates way)

Gates Foundation Minimizing Great Tools For Helping Teachers Improve Their Craft

I’d love to hear from other people who have taken more time to analyze these latest reports.

Thanks to Alexander Russo for the tip.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

One Comment

  1. I guess it’s not a surprise that a non-longitudinal study conducted by the Gates Foundation supports current “popular” notions of how to evaluate teachers. Apple Education at least took 12 years to conduct proper research that has lasting value, even if it does come from a for-profit entity.

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