Communication Framework for Measuring Teacher Quality and Effectiveness: Bringing Coherence to the Conversation

This communication framework was developed to promote effective dialogue about the measurement of teacher quality and effectiveness. It facilitates communication about policies regarding teacher effectiveness by helping to build a shared understanding of the terminology used in the discussion. Through a brief overview of teacher quality and the various instruments that can be used to collect evidence of its many facets, the framework illuminates both the possibilities and the limitations of focusing on teacher effectiveness (as opposed to other dimensions of teacher quality) in education policy and practice.