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Eval 2013 Session 29 - An Evaluation of Teach For America in Texas Schools: Findings, Issues and Challenges

The purpose of this evaluation was to estimate the effect of TFA corps members and TFA alumni on Texas student mathematics and reading scores as measured by the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) exam in Texas in the 2010-11 school year. Using propensity score matching to create...

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Eval11 Session 138: Planning and Conducting an Evaluation of an Inquiry-based Science Kit Intervention in Four Public School Districts

This paper presents the challenges and lessons learned from an external evaluation of a regional program designed to improve science and literacy achievement for high-needs students in grades K–6. The program's goals were to strengthen teacher understanding of science and quality of instruction...

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Session 268 - Using Longitudinal Assessment Data: Feedback Tool for Teachers and Schools

This interactive demonstration introduces a new method of utilizing assessment data to identify instructional and program effectiveness, starting with a four-quadrant approach. Participants will learn ways to make maximal use of data to help teachers improve their craft by applying a graphic,...

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