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Observation Engine a Finalist for 2013 CODiE Award

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Observation Engine™ has been named a finalist for a 2013 CODiE Award! The Software & Information Industry’s (SIIA) CODiE Awards are one of the most prestigious awards in the field of education technology. SIIA describes the CODiEs as “the only

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American Educational Research Association Meeting in San Francisco (April 27 — May 1)

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Empirical Education researchers are presenting findings on observation protocol validation. Come to the session for discussion of latest scientific findings about what evaluations actually measure. Valeriy Lazarev and Denis Newman are presenting a poster entitled  “Is There Always a Direct

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Does 1 Teacher = 1 Number? Some Questions About the Research on Composite Measures of Teacher Effectiveness

We are all familiar with approaches to combining student growth metrics and other measures to generate a single measure that can be used to rate teachers for the purpose of personnel decisions. For example, as an alternative to using seniority

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