Measuring Teacher Effectiveness Research and Commentary
RAND researchers are nationally recognized for having examined and evaluated methods of measuring teacher effectiveness, as well as the critical relationship between teacher effectiveness and student achievement.
Below, you can explore the Measuring Teacher Effectiveness Fact Sheet Series, as well as the latest blog posts, multimedia, research briefs, and full reports.
The Measuring Teacher Effectiveness Fact Sheet Series
Research Briefs and Periodicals
A Nationwide Look at Teacher Perceptions of Feedback and Evaluation Systems: Findings from the American Teacher Panel 2018
This report draws on a nationally representative survey to examine teacher perceptions about the feedback they receive and the evaluation systems at their schools. Analysis focuses on the types of feedback that teachers received during the 2015–2016 school year, whether teachers found that feedback useful in improving their instructional practices, and teachers' perceptions of the fairness and helpfulness of their schools' evaluation systems.
Improving Teaching Effectiveness: Final Report: The Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching Through 2015–2016 2018
The Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching initiative was a multiyear effort to dramatically improve student outcomes by increasing students' access to effective teaching. Researchers from the RAND Corporation and the American Institutes for Research conducted a six-year evaluation of the initiative, documenting the policies and practices each site enacted and their effects on student outcomes. This is the final evaluation report.
Health, Well-Being, and Education in an Urban School District: Baltimore City Public Schools Prior to the Implementation of the 21st Century Buildings Program 2018
This report presents findings from the initial phase of a study to examine whether and how rebuilding and renovating of Baltimore City Public Schools buildings affects students, school staff, school conditions, and the surrounding community. The report summarizes findings on three sets of exploratory analyses that examine associations between factors that may be influenced by the school building conditions prior to the renovations taking place.
The Prevalence of Collaboration Among American Teachers: National Findings from the American Teacher Panel 2018
This report explores the prevalence of teacher collaboration in schools across the United States and assesses the extent to which teacher collaboration varies in schools with different levels of students in poverty. Analysis focuses on teachers' reports of three particular aspects of teacher collaboration: the prevalence of opportunities, the frequency of collaboration activities, and the usefulness of collaboration experiences.
Connecting What Teachers Know About State English Language Arts Standards for Reading and What They Do in Their Classrooms: Findings from the American Teacher Panel 2018
In a 2016 report, RAND researchers explored English language arts teachers' implementation of their state standards, with a specific focus on teachers' instructional materials, their knowledge about their standards, and their instructional practices. This report provides an update based on data from a spring 2016 survey of the RAND American Teacher Panel.