PGES Background and Research

Published: 6/2/2016 3:06 PM

In fall 2009, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project to develop and test multiple measures of teacher effectiveness.  The goal of the MET project is to improve the quality of information about teaching effectiveness available to education professionals within states and districts—information that will help them build fair and reliable systems for teacher observation that can be used for a variety of purposes, including feedback, development, and continuous improvement.


​The Measures of Effective Teaching Project

PGES is informed by The MET Project. The goal of the MET study was to find out how evaluation methods can best be used to tell teachers more about the skills that make them most effective and to help districts identify great teaching.

Feedback for Better Teaching

Working with Teachers to Develop Fair and Reliable Measures of Teaching

Gathering Feedback for Teaching

Foundations of Observation

Ensuring Accurate Feedback from Observations

Asking Students About Teaching Executive Summary

Asking Sudents About Teaching


Other Research




Todd Davis
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