Strategies to promote educator effectiveness (Best Evidence in Brief)

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There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and this time I’m picking this study from their overview:

The Institute of Education Sciences has released a new evaluation brief that synthesizes findings from two impact studies conducted by the National Center for Education Evaluation (NCEE). One study focused on a strategy of providing educators with feedback on their performance for two years (performance feedback), and the other study focused on a strategy of providing educators with bonuses for four years based on their performance (pay-for-performance). Both strategies were supported by the Teacher Incentive Fund, which provided competitive grants to help states and districts implement a multi-strategy approach to enhancing educator effectiveness.
In each study, elementary and middle schools were randomly assigned to implement the strategy (the treatment group) or not (the control group). The performance feedback study included approximately 29,000 students and 1,000 teachers in grades 4 – 8, while…

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