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A Think Twice Review of:

Two Culminating Reports From The MET Project

Think Twice - Jan 31, 2013

Publisher/Think Tank - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Author(s) -

The Measures of Effective Teaching Project (MET) is an ambitious, multi-year study of thousands of teachers in six school districts. This review is of two of the final research papers dealing with the impact of student assignment on teacher evaluations and how teacher evaluation measures are best combined.

Reviewer(s) - Jesse Rothstein, University of California Berkeley William Mathis, University of Colorado Boulder

The MET study does little to settle longstanding debates over how to best evaluate teachers comprehensively. The study’s results were inconclusive and provide little usable guidance for real-world decisions.