Early Career Research Grants Program (National Academy of Education)
The National Academy of Education, in partnership with the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, held a Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Early Career Research Grants competition in the fall of 2012. This program awarded grants to early career researchers to conduct studies using the extensive Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database. The grants competition is now closed but Grantees will find resources on this page relevant to their research projects.
Grantee User Guide
The Grantee User Guide (PDF 732K) provides an introduction to the MET Early Career Research Grants Program. It is divided into 7 sections. The first section provides a brief overview of the MET Project and the User Guide itself. The section section briefly reviews the research and policy issues at the heart of the MET study. The third section reviews the core research questions of the MET study and the ways these questions have been addressed by the MET research team. Section four introduces the methodology and instrumentation used in the MET study. Section five reviews the sampling used during MET. Section six reviews the data collection process as well as providing a brief overview of the instruments and measures used. Section seven introduces the data files that will be a focus of the Early Career Research Grants Program. Overall, the user guide will help potential applicants come to an understanding of what the MET study has done and whether the data collected during the MET study will be of use in addressing the research interests of the Grantees.
The codebooks presented in this section introduce the files that will be the focus of the MET Grantee Program. The User Guide introduces each of the files and describes how the files connect to one another. Users should note that the codebooks presented here are for what the User Guide describes as the "Core" MET study. They are restricted to focus on data that was collected consistently during the MET study and are carefully cleaned.
- District/school level file
- Teacher level file
- Section level file
- Student level file
- Video information file - Please note that the number of videos available for viewing in the MET Longitudinal Database is limited by agreements with subjects.
- Segment level/classroom observation file
- Access to videos
You can also find information about instruments.