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Pittsburgh Public Schools Uses 20 New Content Suite Videos

Pittsburgh Skyline

In June 2015, Pittsburgh Public Schools began using Observation Engine for calibration and training their teacher evaluators. They were one of our first clients to use the Content Suite to calibrate and certify classroom observers. The Content Suite contains a

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Presentation at LearningForward conference in December 2013

2013 Learning Forward conference

Despite an unexpected ice storm in Dallas, Empirical Education and its partner, Tulsa Public Schools (TPS), presented a session titled “Using Data to Make Teacher Observations More Reliable” at the Learning Forward conference in December.  Teacher Evaluation Specialist K.C. MacQueen

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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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