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October 07, 2014

Does a Teacher's ELL Specialty Trump Overall Value-Added Effectiveness?

If you are trying to improve math and reading for English-language learners, look for great teachers overall, not just ELL teachers.

March 10, 2014

Study Links Teacher 'Grit' with Effectiveness, Retention

Novice teachers with persistence or "grit" are more likely to be effective and less likely to quit midyear, according to a new study.

February 28, 2014

For Teacher Job Applicants, Study Finds It's All About Location, Location, Location

A pair of studies on teacher job searches find that teachers' perceptions of neighborhood and district locations guide their decisions during job searches.

November 25, 2013

Gates Teacher Study Opens Video Library to Researchers

Video and other materials from the Gates-funded Measures of Effective Teaching study will be opened to researchers for additional studies next year.

July 18, 2012

New Teacher Placement, Retention Can Exacerbate Achievement Gaps

Novice teachers disproportionately get assigned lower-performing students, and districts often do not work to retain the most effective newcomers, according to new analyses by Harvard University's Strategic Data Project.

April 15, 2012

Studies Give Nuanced Look at Teacher Effectiveness

The most and least effective teachers aren't that far apart in standard teacher competency tests, but the massive Measures of Effective Teaching Project is finding that differences are in the details of classroom practice—and the students can help spot them.

August 02, 2011

States Struggle With Linking Teacher-Student Data

States are working to make teacher-student data links more meaningful to teachers.

July 20, 2011

Study Leads to End of New York City Merit-Pay Program

A new study by the RAND Corp. put the final nail in the coffin of New York City's teacher performance-pay program.

May 26, 2011

UPDATE: Can a Class of 7th Graders Give Teachers Stress?

A $1.6 million study to be launched this fall by the Institute of Education Sciences aims to gauge the effect of significant job stress on middle school teachers' performance and interaction with students.

December 27, 2010

British Teachers' Achievement Data Use Seen Lacking

Great Britain, like the United States, is in the middle of a major push to use student achievement data to improve instruction and school policy. And, like us, the implementation is still a bit hit or miss, in part because teachers find their classroom data more accurate and useful.

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