Interim Findings on Teacher Reform Effort Show Small Positive Impact on Student Outcomes During Initial Years
Jun 6, 2016
To improve the U.S. education system through more-effective classroom teaching, in school year 2009–2010, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced its Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching. Researchers from the RAND Corporation and the American Institutes for Research evaluated implementation of key reform elements of the program in three public school districts and four charter management organizations.
The Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching Through 2013–2014
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Trends in Implementation: The Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching Through 2013–2014 (RR-1295/1-BMGF)
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Improving Teaching Effectiveness: Implementation, Appendixes D and E: The Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching Through 2013–2014 (RR-1295/2-BMGF)
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To improve the U.S. education system through more-effective classroom teaching, in school year 2009–2010, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced the Intensive Partnership for Effective Teaching sites. The Intensive Partnerships Initiative is based on the premise that efforts to improve instruction can benefit from high-quality measures of teaching effectiveness. The initiative seeks to determine whether a school can implement a high-quality measure of teaching effectiveness and use it to support and manage teachers in ways that improve student outcomes. This approach is consistent with broader national trends in which performance-based teacher evaluation is increasingly being mandated at state and local levels.
To test the theory in practice, the foundation sought partnership sites. It selected three school districts — Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida, Shelby County Schools in Tennessee, and Pittsburgh Public Schools in Pennsylvania. The foundation also selected four charter management organizations — Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, Aspire Public Schools, Green Dot Public Schools, and the Partnerships to Uplift Communities, all in California.
To evaluate Intensive Partnership implementation, researchers from the RAND Corporation and the American Institutes for Research interviewed annually central-office staff at each site and teachers and other staff in a sample of schools for each site. They also used data from annual teacher and school-leader surveys and documents that the sites and the foundation provided. This report summarizes the implementation status of key reform elements at each site when the Intensive Partnerships initiative launched and five years later in the spring of 2014.
Compensation and Career Ladders
Summary and Conclusions
Methods for Interview Data Collection and Analysis
Methods for Coding Implementation Status
Methods for Survey Data Collection and Analysis
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