Description of Measuring Effective Teaching Video at Harvard: This forum will share new findings from the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, a huge research study that has captured teaching practice of over 3000 teachers in seven urban school districts. With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the goal of MET is to help educators and policymakers identify and support good teaching by improving the quality of information available about teacher practice. The forum will also share initial work of a parallel study at the National Center for Teacher Effectiveness (NCTE), which is housed at HGSE and supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Education. NCTE’s core study focuses on developing measures of effective math teaching.

Speaker: Thomas Kane, professor of education and economics, HGSE; faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR); deputy director, U.S. education team, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Introduction: Kathleen McCartney, dean and Gerald S. Lesser Professor in Early Childhood Development, HGSE

Discussant: Mitchell Chester, Ed.M.88, Ed.D.’91, Commissioner of Elementary & Secondary Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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