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Is there a formula for scoring the quality of teaching? One of our experts suggests a method for developing a formula to assign a score to the quality of teaching. We also look at how a MAT measures teachers' performance and a research report on effective methods of teacher evaluation.

A school leader asked us for a formula that would give an overall numerical value for the quality of teaching at a school, which is based on more than formal lesson observations.

In the absence of examples from schools, we contacted one of our associate education experts, Jonathan Block, for advice on how schools might develop such a formula. Jonathan has extensive experience of school leadership as an interim head and education consultant.

Developing a formula for evaluating the quality of teaching

Jonathan's advice described below explains that the process for developing the formula includes the following steps:

Jonathan suggested that the method described below

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