[caption id="attachment_117260" align="alignleft" width="150"] Should student surveys hold weight in teacher evaluations?[/caption]

Student surveys about their classroom teachers have merit and could be useful, but school leaders should take care to not be too influenced by student feedback, according to a new review of a large-scale study of teacher effectiveness.

A report from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Measures of Effective Teaching” (MET) Project gives advice on administering and using information from student surveys to evaluate teachers and provide feedback to them.

Asking Students about Teaching” aims to learn whether...

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