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Document Number: 9090

Learning About Teaching: Initial Findings from the Measures of Effective Teaching Project - This policy brief shares the preliminary findings based on the research to date that includes studying achievement gains on state tests and supplemental tests in grades four through eight in five districts, and student perception data gathered from surveys. Early findings include: (1) Past success is one of the strongest predictors of high value-added results for a teacher; (2) The average student can identify effective teaching; and (3) Multiple measures combined can be used to provide diagnostic, targeted feedback to teachers. (Measures of Effective Teaching Project, December 2010)...

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