The Gates Foundation Measures Of Effective Teaching has just released its final report, Measures of Effective Teaching Project Releases Final Research Report. In addition, they have issued two other reports, Ensuring Fair and Reliable Measures of Effective Teaching: Culminating Findings from the MET Project’s Three-Year Study and Feedback for Better Teaching: Nine Principles for Using Measures of Effective Teaching — both available at the same link.

I started going through the report during my break at school today, but it’s not the sort of thing you can just glance through…

However, here are a couple of tweets from respected researcher Bruce Baker:


You might also be interested in The Best Posts On The Gates’ Funded Measures Of Effective Teaching Report, which is a collection of commentaries on their report from a year ago, including my own.

The Best Posts On Students Evaluating Classes (And Teachers) (look near the end of that post) also includes some posts specifically related to the report’s emphasis on using student surveys in the formal teacher evaluation process.

I’m sure I’ll be developing a similar collection for this one over the coming days….

Speaking of which, Ed Week has just come out with an article on the report.

The Washington Post also has an article

Here’s coverage from Reuters.

The Wall Street Journal’s take on it.