Understanding Teaching Quality

Trends in U.S. educational policy drive a need to answer fundamental questions about effective classroom instruction, such as:

  • How can we define quality in teaching and how can we measure it appropriately?
  • How can teachers develop effective practices and how well do they apply these practices in the classroom?

ETS's research on teaching quality aims to:

  • improve the conceptual frameworks and proficiency models that undergird assessments of teaching
  • design, develop and study assessments of teaching quality
  • advance scientific knowledge about the nature of teaching quality and how to measure it, concentrating on questions of validity and reliability
  • better understand the measurement models behind assessments of teaching quality

Featured Publications

These are some recent or significant publications on the subject of understanding teaching quality:

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