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Understanding Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement

Understanding Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement

Author: Ashley Sweatt

In this lesson, students examine research on the impact of teacher quality on student achievement.

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Notes on "Understanding Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement"


(00:00 - 00:09) Introduction

(00:10 - 00:32) What Will You Learn Today?

(00:33 - 01:29) How is Teacher Quality Measured?

(01:30 - 02:59) How is Teacher Quality Related to Socioeconomic Status?

(03:00 - 04:39) How do Teacher Certifications Affect Teacher Quality?

(04:40 - 05:11) What are the Effects of Teacher Evaluation?

(05:12 - 05:56) What Did You Learn Today?

(05:57 - 06:20) Reflection

Additional Resources

Teacher Quality and Student Achievement: A Review of State Policy Evidence

This article by Linda Darling Hammond connects teacher effectiveness to student achievement. The research in this article is cited in her most recent text, The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future (2011).

Teachers Matter: Understanding Teachers' Impact on Student Achievement

This publication offers a review of research outlining the impact of teacher effectiveness on student achievement. It emphasizes the need to carry out teacher evaluation practices to develop highly-effective teachers.

MET (Measures of Effective Teachers) Project

This is the official website of The MET Project, a research partnership between 3,000 teacher volunteers and independent researchers. The project's goal was determine how to measure teacher effectiveness through evaluation in a way that could help teachers become more effective in turn.

Multiple Measures of Effective Teaching

This Teaching Channel video outlines how teachers can improve their effectiveness through observation, coaching, and student feedback. It is aligned to the MET Project measures of teacher effectiveness.