Strengthening the Teacher-Student Data Link to Inform Teacher Quality Efforts
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has tapped into the expertise at the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology (CELT) and funded them to lead the Teacher-Student Data Link Project (TSDL). This project is a cross-state, collaborative effort focused on developing a common, best practice definition of “Teacher of Record” and business processes for collecting and validating linked teacher and student data. This important initiative brings five states together to leverage their collective experiences, knowledge, and resources to determine a common definition and approach to one of the most critical components of their data systems and a key step in using data to increase student learning and improve teacher quality. To learn more, please see the attached brief.
Topic: Teacher Effectiveness