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
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.
Results from the Teach For America 2017 National Principal Survey: School Leader Perspectives on Induction, Support, and School Partnerships 2018
Teach For America (TFA) recruits, selects, and trains recent college graduates and professionals to teach for a two-year commitment in high-needs schools across the United States. This report describes the findings from TFA's 2017 National Principal Survey, which is administered biennially to all partner principals currently employing TFA teachers (called corps members) in their schools.
Implementation of K–12 State Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts and Literacy: Findings from the American Teacher Panel 2017
This report examines teachers' implementation of new, more-rigorous K--12 state standards for mathematics and English language arts and literacy, including use of instructional materials, perceptions about content and approaches aligned with standards, and student engagement with standards. Results are intended to help states or districts reflect upon areas where teachers may benefit from guidance about how to address their state standards.
What Are Teachers' and School Leaders' Major Concerns About New K–12 State Tests? Findings from the American Teacher and American School Leader Panels 2016
This report shares U.S. principals' and teachers' concerns about implementation of state assessment tests aligned to the new standards, drawing on new survey tools for understanding educators' perspectives: RAND's American Teacher Panel (ATP) and American School Leader Panel (ASLP). Findings indicate particular concern with students' test performance, as well as more prevalent concerns about the PARCC assessment compared with other assessments.