Characterising Effective Teaching
Over recent years a strong consensus has developed that teacher effectiveness is extremely important in raising pupil attainment. However, there is a gap in the middle of this field: while we know effective teaching matters enormously, there is little evidence to characterise what effective teaching actually is.
In this project we aim to open the 'black box' of effective teaching, and to start to understand the relationship between what teachers do in the classroom and how their pupils perform in high-stakes tests.
This work has been undertaken by Eric Taylor of Harvard and Shenila Rawal of OPERA, and myself. This project was funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
Released today 24/5/2022, here are:
A fairly short version of our findings (4 pages):
And our full report for Nuffield Foundation: