Do formal evaluations improve teaching, learning?

04/26/2011 | Education Week

A formal evaluation system that includes classroom observations might improve teaching and learning, according to two studies focusing on Cincinnati, Ohio. In one study, researchers found that improvement in teaching practice, classroom management and the use of open-ended questions led to better scores in some subjects. The second study found that formal evaluations of teachers considered to be in midcareer helped improve student performance.

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