Recently on the Education Gadfly show, Dan Goldhaber, the director of CALDER, joined Mike Petrilli, David Griffith, and Amber Northern to discuss what rigorous research says about identifying, developing, and retaining effective teachers.
The discussion focused on three main questions:
- Are there any indicators that can help us to predict which teaching candidates will be effective in the classroom—effective at boosting achievement and other important student outcomes—especially in high-poverty classrooms?
- Are there any policies or practices that have been proven to be effective at retaining great teachers in high-poverty schools? Are there any policies or practices that have been shown to be at odds with this goal?
- Are there any policies or practices that have been shown to improve teachers’ effectiveness over time?
For a summary of the main takeaways of this discussion and some of the most important studies mentioned, please see the blog post here: https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/commentary/everything-we-know-about-teacher-effectiveness