Teaching and Instruction

Developing New Measures of Teachers’ Instruction: Part 1


Do teacher logs accurately reflect end-of-year surveys? (Photo: Twenty20)

Over the last two years, I have been leading C-SAIL’s measurement work. This is the first of three posts in which I will describe what we’ve been doing and what we’ve found so far.

Differences in Teacher Perceptions of State Policies

Do teachers of different grades, subjects, and types of students view their state policies differently?

Instructional Coaching as High-Quality Professional Development

In response to policy initiatives calling for the implementation of evidence-based classroom practice, instructional coaches are frequently utilized as providers of professional development (PD). Despite the demand for instructional coaches, there is little empirical evidence that coaching improves teacher practice.

Teacher Survey of Enacted Curriculum: ELA

For our Feedback on Alignment and Support for Teachers (FAST) Study, we are using teacher surveys and logs based on the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC). These tools have been developed and refined over the years for use in measuring teachers' instruction and the content of curriculum, standards, and assessments. They measure instruction at the intersection of specific topics and levels of cognitive demand.

Teacher Survey of Enacted Curriculum: Mathematics

For our Feedback on Alignment and Support for Teachers (FAST) Study, we are using teacher surveys and logs based on the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC). These tools have been developed and refined over the years for use in measuring teachers' instruction and the content of curriculum, standards, and assessments. They measure instruction at the intersection of specific topics and levels of cognitive demand.

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