Study shows ineffectiveness of teacher evaluations

New research shows that some methods used to evaluate teachers might be ineffective. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Measures of Effective Teaching Project found that some evaluations do not include enough classroom observations, rely on indicators that do not properly assess student achievement and are overly simplistic. The study also found the most problems with assessing teachers in the "messy middle" range, where most teachers fall on the scale.

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