Do Schools Challenge Our Students? What Student Surveys Tell Us About the State of Education in the United StatesLog in to Download
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.