A research alliance is a group of regional stakeholders who share a specific education concern. The stakeholders agree to work together to learn more about the concern to be able to make sound decisions to improve education outcomes.
The goal of this research alliance is to understand the effects of teacher feedback on teacher classroom behaviors and subsequent student achievement, particularly as they relate to closing the achievement gap. The RA study will describe a range of practices for providing feedback in the context of teacher evaluation systems. District leaders will be able to use the results to inform the design of baseline studies to track and evaluate changes as they make refinements to their systems in response to new state legislation.
|The importance of teacher effectiveness is well-supported by studies demonstrating that teachers make a difference in student achievement. These findings have then encouraged wide interest in identifying the most effective programs and practices to enhance teacher effectiveness. As states and districts gear-up to develop and implement teacher evaluation systems, there is interest in the use of evaluation findings to provide individualized feedback that will facilitate professional development.|
| Alliance Research Questions
- The linking study—First year results: A report of the first year effects of an experimental study of the impact of feedback to teachers on teaching and learning.
- Generating teaching effectiveness: The role of Job-embedded professional learning in teacher evaluation: A Research & Policy Brief
- First Year Results: A report of the first year effects of an experimental study of the impact of feedback to teachers on teaching and learning
- CCSSR: A New Model for the Role of Research in Supporting Urban School Reform
- AEI Education Outlook No. 9. Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.
- A survey of approaches used to evaluate educators in non-tested grades and subjects