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Alaska Staff Development Network – 2013 Spring Leadership Retreat
Emerging Trends and issues in Teacher Evaluation:
Implications for Alaska
Deep Dive Break-Out Session
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Measures of Effective Teaching Study - Findings and Recommendations
Session Leader: Al Bertani, RAPPS Senior Design Consultant
Goals of the Gates Foundation
MET Study
A new approach to development and
evaluation that teachers endorse and that
helps all teachers improve.
Learning about Teaching – Initial Findings from the MET Project
Published by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
2010
Premises of the Gates Foundation MET Study
1. Whenever feasible, a teacher’s evaluation should
include his/her students’ achievement gains.
2. Any additional components of the evaluation (eg.
classroom observations, student feedback) should
be demonstrably relate to student achievement
gains.
3. The measures should include feedback on specific
aspects of a teachers’ practice and support teacher
growth and development.
Learning about Teaching – Initial Findings from the MET Project
Published by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
2010
Gates MET Study
SEE YOUTUBE LINK BELOW FOR VIDEO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR3ez3b6dh4
Strategies of the Gates Foundation MET Study
If we want to change the curve of improvement, we
must…
 Identify great teachers
 Find out what makes them so effective
 Transfer those skills to others
Learning about Teaching – Initial Findings from the MET Project
Published by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
2010
Data Collected-Gates Foundation MET Study
Measure 1
Measure 2
Measure 3
Measure 4
Measure 5
Student achievement gains on
different assessments.
Classroom observations and
teacher reflections.
Teacher pedagogical content
knowledge.
Student perceptions of the
classroom instructional environment.
Teacher perceptions of working
conditions and instructional support at
their school.
Learning about Teaching – Initial Findings from the MET Project
Published by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
2010
Gates MET Study Findings – Phase 1
1. In every grade and subject studied, a teacher’s past
successes in raising student achievement on state
tests is one of the strongest predictors of his/her ability
to do it again.
2. Teachers with the highest value-added scores on
state tests also tend to help students develop a
deeper conceptual understanding as well.
3. The average student knows effective teaching when
he/she experiences it.
4. Valid feedback need not be limited to test scores
alone.
Learning about Teaching – Initial Findings from the MET Project
Published by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
2010
Moving From and To…
TODAY
FUTURE SCENARIO
High Level Principal
Evaluations Only
Rigorous Classroom
Observations
Input Observations
Student Feedback
Seniority
Pedagogical Content
Knowledge
Degrees Earned
School Working Conditions
MET Working with Teachers to Develop Fair and Reliable Measures of Effective Teaching
June 2010
Research Study Questions – Phase 2
Question 1 Can measures of effective teaching
identify teachers who better help
students learn?
Question 2 How much weight should be placed on
each measure of effective teaching?
Question 3 How can teachers be assured
trustworthy results from classroom
observations?
MET Project Ensuring Fair and Reliable Measures of Effective
Teaching January 2013
Major Research Findings
1. Effective teaching can be measured.
Teachers previously identified as more effective caused students to
learn more. Groups of teachers identified as less effective caused
students to learn less.
2. Balanced weights indicate multiple aspects of effective teaching.
Teaching is too complex for any single measure of performance to
capture it accurately. Trade off’s to using different models.
3. Adding a second observer increases reliability significantly more
than having the same observer score an additional lesson.
Adding outside observers can provide an on-going check against inschool bias.
MET Project Ensuring Fair and Reliable Measures of Effective
Teaching January 2013
Framing What We Know Now…
Meaningful
Feedback
Potential
of Video
Balance
Weighting
Procedures
=
Trust
Measures
Add Value
MET Project Ensuring Fair and Reliable Measures of Effective
Teaching January 2013
What We Know Now
Lesson 1
Student perception surveys and classroom
observations can provide meaningful feedback to
teachers.
Lesson 2
Implementing specific procedures in evaluation
systems can increase trust in the data and the results.
Lesson 3
Each measure adds something of value.
Lesson 4
A balanced approach is most sensible when assigning
weights to form a composite measure.
Lesson 5
There is great potential in using video for teacher
feedback and for the training and assessment of
observers.
MET Project Ensuring Fair and Reliable Measures of Effective
Teaching January 2013
Influence of the Gates Foundation
“We know that of all the variables under a school’s
control, the single most decisive factor in student
achievement is excellent teaching. It is astonishing
what great teachers can do for their students. Yet
compared with the countries that outperform us in
education, we do very little to measure, develop,
and reward excellent teaching. We have been
expecting teachers to be effective without
giving them feedback and training.”
How Teacher Development Could Revolutionize Our Schools?
By Bill Gates published in the Washington Post
February 28, 2011
Influence of the Gates Foundation
Proxies for improving student achievement…
 Automatic salary increases based on seniority
($50 billion per year)
 Bump in pay for advanced degrees
($15 billion per year)
 Reducing class size
(U.S. has twice as many teachers per student
than they did in 1960.
How Teacher Development Could Revolutionize Our Schools?
By Bill Gates published in the Washington Post
February 28, 2011
Evaluation Instruments Used in the MET Study
1. Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Pianta and Hamre
2. Framework for Teaching – Danielson
3. Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI) – Hill & Ball
4. Protocol for Language Arts Teaching Observations
(PLATO) – Grossman
5. Quality Science Teaching (QST) - Pecheone
Learning about Teaching – Initial Findings from the MET Project
Published by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
2010
Gates Partnership Sites – Levels of Performance
ATLANTA
Not Evident
Emerging
Proficient
Exemplary
Level 1
Level II
Level III
Level IV
DENVER
Ineffective
Approaching
Effective
Distinguished
HILLSBOROUGH
Requires
Action
Developing
Accomplished
Exemplary
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
PITTSBURGH
Unsatisfactory
Basic
Proficient
Distinguished
PRINCE
GEORGE’S
Unsatisfactory
Basic
Proficient
Distinguished
Ineffective
Needs
Improvement
Effective
Highly
Effective
COLLEGE
READY PROMISE
MEMPHIS
TULSA
Superior
Gates MET Project Teaching Video
SEE YOUTUBE LINK BELOW FOR VIDEO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mv8z6DPycU

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