The Who and How of Instructional Feedback Infographic
Teachers’ access to professional learning supports varies widely around the world. According to the 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), access to opportunities for collaboration, barriers to professional development, and sources of feedback look different in the United States compared to what other countries offer. In a three-part series, we explore these differences.
Instructional Feedback: Who and How?
Feedback – actionable advice – can help teachers teach better. It should figure centrally into professional learning for all educators. But how much feedback teachers receive, who provides it, and how vary greatly by country.
Fewer than 2% of U.S. teachers1 reported having never received feedback in their current school, compared with 12% of teachers internationally
Feedback From Whom?
- School Leader Feedback: 85% of U.S. teachers received feedback from their school principal, compared with 54% of teachers internationally.
- Colleague Feedback: 27% of U.S. teachers received feedback from other teachers, compared with 42% of teachers internationally.
How Feedback Was Provided
- After a Classroom Observation: 98% of U.S. teachers reported receiving feedback following observations of their teaching– placing them within the top three countries – compared with 79% of teachers internationally.
- From Student Surveys: 26% of U.S. teachers reported receiving feedback from student surveys – placing them among the lowest – compared with 53% of teachers internationally.
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