February 3, 2012 | Posted At: 12:55 PM | Author: Alexander Russo | Category: (Who Cares What) Research Says , Teachers, Teaching, Unions , Technology Is Scary
Research: Using E-Mails To Predict Teacher Effectiveness
This story from the Harvard Education Letter from last spring describes efforts to do just that by at least one charter network in Texas. What's being used in the place of standardized testing data are things like phone interviews and email responses. It sounds like an online version of the interviews and simulations that many organizations use to try and weed out candidates. There are a variety of online screening tools out there being used for mass screenings, also, but this sounds much more detailed and in depth. Yes, of course, the effort is being funded in part by the Gates Foundation.