Courtney Bell

Courtney Bell
Courtney Bell
Princiapl Research Scientist,
Educational Testing Service

Courtney Bell is principal research scientist in the Global Assessment Center of the Educational Testing Service. A former high school science teacher and teacher educator, her work focuses on how measures of teaching are understood and used in research, policy, and practice communities. She also studies indicators of teaching quality, how administrators learn to use a high stakes observation protocol, how measures of teaching compare across countries, and the ways in which observation protocols capture high quality teaching for students with special needs. Bell received her PhD from Michigan State University in curriculum, teaching, and educational policy. 

updated 2018

Contributing initiatives
Publications by Courtney Bell
California has a keen interest in ensuring the effectiveness of the teachers in its classrooms. The quality of teaching affects student learning and has a lasting impact on students’ success in school and in the labor market. Improving the quality…