Teacher Effectiveness

We know that our students’ success depends on the quality of our teaching. Read the latest research about attracting, recognizing, and retaining excellent teachers.

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Leap Year

April 2013

TNTP shares recommendations for developing and supporting teachers during their most important year (TNTP Blog).

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Measures of Effective Teaching Project

January 2013

The final Measures of Effective Teaching paper synthesizes findings from the project's longitudinal study on teacher effectiveness.

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The Irreplaceables

July 2012

TNTP documents the challenge of retaining the most effective teachers, advocating for retention to be a top priority and to build higher expectations into the teaching profession.

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Measures of Effective Teaching Project

January 2012

The second of three Measures of Effective Teaching focuses on classroom observations and offers take-aways on creating high-quality observations systems.

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December 2010

The Measures of Effective Teaching project tests new approaches to identifying indicators of quality teaching. This is the first of four reports that will be launched over the next two years.

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The Widget Effect

June 2009

One of the most seminal studies in teacher quality, The New Teacher Project’s The Widget Effect argues that an indifference to excellence or poor performance among teachers harms efforts to promote student success nationwide.

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How the World’s Best Performing School Systems Come Out on Top

September 2007

The experiences of top school systems, as McKinsey & Company find, depend on getting the right people to become teachers, developing them into effective instructors, and ensuring systemic support for each child.

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Increasing the Odds

October 2004

The National Council on Teacher Quality summarizes its findings on what qualities of a prospective teacher matter the most, and which ones may not matter as much as some may think.

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