Professors Papay and Tyler Receive Gates Foundation Grant to Study Teacher Evaluation

Professors John Papay and John Tyler have recently been awarded a research grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant funds a three-year project to study how teacher evaluation can be used to improve instructional practice. The research team (which includes Mary Laski, a current UEP student) is currently using detailed evaluation data to pair teachers who struggle in specific areas of practice with colleagues who have demonstrated success in those areas. The team will evaluate the effectiveness of this program on teacher practice and student achievement.