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Gathering Feedback for Teaching Combining High-Quality Observations with Student Surveys and Achievement Gains
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improvingExpand
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An Argument Approach to Observation Protocol Validity
This article develops a validity argument approach for use on observation protocols currently used to assess teacher quality for high-stakes personnel and professional development decisions. AfterExpand
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Transforming K–12 Assessment: Integrating Accountability Testing, Formative Assessment and Professional Support
In this chapter, we ask whether advances in cognitive science, psychometrics and technology can transform the accountability paradigm that is currently in place in the United States. Of course,Expand
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Strategies and Challenges to Changing the Focus of Assessment and Instruction in Science Classrooms.
The improvement of science education in accord with the current science reform agenda requires the development of sophisticated instructional strategies that are grounded in a clear recognition ofExpand
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Teaching Through Interactions in Secondary School Classrooms
Valid measurement of how students’ experiences in secondary school classrooms lead to gains in learning requires a developmental approach to conceptualizing classroom processes. This article presentsExpand
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Useful Signal or Unnecessary Obstacle? The Role of Basic Skills Tests in Teacher Preparation
Many individuals who attempt to enter teacher education programs are precluded from doing so because of an inability to pass basic skills tests. The authors examine whether these tests are simply aExpand
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Effect of Observation Mode on Measures of Secondary Mathematics Teaching
Classroom observation of teachers is a significant part of educational measurement; measurements of teacher practice are being used in teacher evaluation systems across the country. This researchExpand
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