Evidence-Based Instruction and Teacher Induction

This brief describes evidence-based instruction and how it can be used within teacher induction.
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Author(s) Organizational Affiliation: 
American Institutes for Research
Published: 
2015
Number of Pages: 
5
Abstract: 

Because teachers have a significant impact on students’ achievement, it is critical that teachers’ instruction be grounded in solid evidence and be skilled in delivering evidence-based instruction. This brief provides an introduction to evidence-based instruction and how it can be used in the context of a teacher induction process. The brief describes what evidence-based instruction is, its impact on the effectiveness of teachers, how it relates to the Adult Education Teacher Competencies, and key strategies for using evidence-based instruction to improve student achievement. 

Benefits and Uses: 

This brief defines and provides context for a term that is commonly used in adult education but may not be fully understood by all, especially beginning teachers. Although the brief was created as part of the Adult Education Teacher Induction Toolkit, it highlights the importance and benefits of using evidence-based instruction in adult education, making it a useful resource for anyone in the field.

Useful features:

  • A discussion of the relationship between evidence-based instruction and teacher effectiveness
  • A summary of key strategies for using evidence-based instruction in teacher induction
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