A conversation on assessment, evaluation and teacher improvement with Thomas Kane at the Assessing Teaching Collaboratory convening at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, May 24-25, 2011.
Economist and Professor of Education
Director of the Center for Education Policy Research
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Assessing Teaching Collaboratory
The Institute for Education Sciences (IES) has commissioned the Carnegie Foundation to convene field leaders involved in the conceptualization, development, implementation, and use of teacher evaluation systems. The Assessing Teaching Collaboratory is a group of education scholars and providers whom we will engage in an inquiry process to inform a dynamic research agenda that will shape the nation’s investment in teacher evaluation systems for the foreseeable future. Our main objectives are to synthesize what is already known, learn from practice as it emerges, and frame a dynamic R&D agenda that will advance further improvements and inform IES’ investment in teacher evaluation work.