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Foundations of Observation: Considerations for Developing a Classroom Observation System That Helps Districts Achieve Constant and Accurate Scores

Joe, Jilliam N.; Tocci, Cynthia M.; Holtzman, Steven; Williams, Jean
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MET Project Policy and Practice Brief
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Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Classroom Observation Techniques Teacher Effectiveness Teacher Evaluation Teacher Assessment Validity


This paper, written by members of the ETS team that built the MET project’s observation scoring system, offers guidance to school system leaders on the elements of observer training and assessment that can produce accurate and reliable results for teachers.

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