Further Reading

The only way to get to excellence in public education is to teach our way there.

Further Reading

Teachers, school and union leaders, policymakers and education experts agree that multiple measures of effective teaching provide more complete, fair and reliable feedback than any single measure can.

The MET project was designed to provide information about which combination of measures can be efficiently employed in school districts in order to deliver the best feedback to teachers and the most reliable information to decision makers. But MET is not alone in this work. Take a look at the selection of news articles, reports and links below for more information about multiple measures-based teaching evaluation.

  1. "Evaluating Teachers: The Important Role of Value Added." This 11-page paper from the Brookings Institution's Brown Center Task Group on Teacher Quality discusses the potential, and limitations, of value-added measures as part of a teacher development and evaluation system.
  2. The Widget Effect. This widely cited report by The New Teacher Project discusses the prevalence and implications for professional growth of traditional teacher evaluation systems based on satisfactory/not satisfactory ratings. Link provides 48-page full report & shorter executive summary.
“By identifying what methods work well in a classroom, we have the potential to improve outcomes for many more of our students.”
- Joel I. Klein,
Former Chancellor,
New York City Department of Education