How do we identify great teachers and help all teachers improve their craft? The best option may be to combine student growth measures, observations of teachers in the classroom, and student surveys.
Large investments of federal money have been flowing to states and districts through Title II to help improve teachers and school leaders. Yet the idea that we know how to help educators improve through professional development may just be a mirage.
Senior Systems Analyst
Emma Kopa’s specialties include programming, project management, data analysis, and value-added analysis with a focus on education evaluations.
Jeffrey Max focuses on family support and education programs and policies, particularly in the area of teacher quality.
Senior Fellow, Associate Director of Human Services Research
Philip Gleason is an expert in evaluation design with extensive experience directing studies of education initiatives and federal nutrition programs.