Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-142) and index.
The occupation of teaching
What do we mean by teacher quality?
Teacher quality research
Measuring teacher quality
Experiments in the identification of successful teachers
Conclusion: Implications from the evidence.
This timely book introduces a new method for evaluating teachers based on extensive fieldwork in schools. The author thoroughly examines the empirical evidence responsible for identifying the qualities associated with positive student outcomes, including observational measures that are able to predict a teachers ability to raise student achievement in mathematics. This volume is for anyone wrestling with the federal mandate to provide a highly qualified teacher in every classroom. (source: Nielsen Book Data)