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A Think Twice Review of:

Measures of Effective Teaching - Learning about Teaching: Initial Findings

Think Twice - Jan 13, 2011

Publisher/Think Tank - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Author(s) -

This study indicates that classroom effectiveness can be reliably estimated by gauging students' progress on standardized tests.

Reviewer(s) - Jesse Rothstein, University of California at Berkeley

Rothstein's review finds that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation report is seriously flawed. His analysis found the MET report draws conclusions that are not supported by its own facts, with some data in the report pointing "in the opposite direction" from what is indicated in its "poorly-supported conclusions."