Finding measures of effective teaching
In 2009, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched a new project to find ways to fairly and effectively evaluate teachers and identify what effective teaching is.
The Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project studied 3,000 teachers in 6 school districts around the country. Leaders from local teachers’ unions, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and education consultants also participated in the study.
The Gates Foundation asked Westat to help manage the project and oversee data collection.