Schools Challenge Our Students

Do Schools Challenge Our Students? What Student Surveys Tell Us About the State of Education in the United States

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Released July 10, 2012. Researchers increasingly believe that student surveys can provide important insights into a teacher’s effectiveness. When the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released findings from their Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project in 2011, they found that student feedback was a far better predictor of a teacher’s performance than more traditional indicators of success such as whether a teacher had a master’s degree or not. Using the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the Center of American Progress produced this report that finds many students are just not being challenged in school.

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