Welcome to the MET Project

How can effective teaching be
identified and developed?

The Measures of Effective Teaching
project aims to find out.

Learn more about the MET project

Watch a video to learn about the Measures of Effective Teaching project.

Our Goals

The goal of the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project is to help educators and policymakers identify and support good teaching by improving the quality of information available about teacher practice. With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, independent education researchers, in partnership with school districts, principals, teachers, and unions, will work to develop a fair and reliable measure of effective teaching.

Current measures of teaching rarely take into account the full range of what teachers do, or the context in which they teach. The MET project is different. It's informed by the real work of real teachers in real classrooms. It goes beyond the exclusive use of student assessments as a proxy for effectiveness and, instead, is geared to developing a set of measures that together serve as an accurate indicator of a teacher's impact on student achievement.

We hope you'll join us in our efforts to improve education in our public schools by identifying, measuring, and supporting great teaching.

“The only way we're going to get to excellence in public education is to teach our way there. We need to be able to define and measure what makes great teaching.”
- Pete Gorman,
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
“The real work of real teachers in real classrooms will be central to every aspect of this project, and that's why we strongly support it. The last thing this country needs is to only educate our students through test prep.”
- Michael Mulgrew,
United Federation of Teachers
“We know that teachers teach best when they understand what's expected of them, know how best to reach their goals, and feel assured that no single, snapshot measure will determine the course of their careers. That, and improving the likelihood of success for our students, is what the Measures of Effective Teaching Project is all about.”
- Joel I. Klein,
New York City Department of Education