How can effective teaching be
identified and developed?
The Measures of Effective Teaching
project aimed to find out.
In this seven-minute Teaching Channel video teachers from three MET project districts explain the benefits of feedback from observations, student surveys, and real-time coaching.
Two-thirds of American teachers feel that traditional evaluations don't accurately capture the full picture of what they do in the classroom. They want information that they can trust from measures that are fair and reliable.
The Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project was designed to find out how evaluation methods could best be used to tell teachers more about the skills that make them most effective and to help districts identify and develop great teaching.
The project brought together 3,000 teacher volunteers in six different school districts with dozens of education experts and researchers. The result was a ground-breaking three-year study whose culminating findings were released in 2013". Based on this work, the MET project and its partners have provided practical guidance and tools to support quality evaluation and feedback.
The MET project also has made its data widely available to additional researchers through a secure online platform, promising many years of further study on the best ways to identify and develop effective teaching.