In addition, a synthesis of existing research was commissioned by the National Comprehensive Center for Teaching Quality (NCCTQ
) with the primary focus of providing a better understanding of what constitutes effective teaching and the advantages and disadvantages of a range of measurement tools (Goe, Bell, & Little, 2008).
In addition to the tools reviewed, information about many others can be found in the "Product Guide for Teacher Evaluation" (NCCTQ
, 2011, www.tqsource.org), which includes measuring instruments, and other tools, as follows: Classroom observation: 41 Artifacts of Teaching: 8 Portfolios: 6 Teachers Self-Reports: 4 Students' Surveys: 3 Value-Added Models: 6 Measures of Student Combined Models: 21 Performance: 4
Nora Hernandez Hendrix, president of the Miami Dade College (MDC) InterAmerican Campus in Miami, Fla., was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe and to the Higher Education Council of the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (NCCTQ