Statewide Evaluation Goal 3

Measure how well the RT3 projects created great teachers and leaders

Here, we are interested in observing projects aimed at developing and producing effective teachers and leaders.  The programs fall under two programmatic themes:

Programmatic Theme 1: Increasing the supply of effective teachers and leaders

Projects include:

Programmatic Theme 2: Preparing teachers to implement standards-based, data-driven instruction

Projects include:

Evaluation Reports

The evaluation is based on the following theory of change:

 
Programmatic Theme 1: Increasing the supply of effective teachers and leaders
Innovation Fund Priority 2 Induction and Priority 3 Pipeline projects

Innovation Fund grantees will submit regular progress reports to GOSA based on our evaluation priorities.  Priority 2 and 3 projects will report on their participants’ demographics, unique elements of their program design, which professional development and needs assessment activities, participant engagement, participant outcomes, including educator effectiveness ratings and outcomes for students, and sustainability and scalability.

UTeach

UTeach is teacher pipeline program for Math and Science teachers.  Each site will submit regular progress reports to GOSA based on our evaluation priorities.  They will report on their participants’ demographics, performance, and satisfaction, as well as, placement in teaching positions.

Teach for America (TFA) and The New Teachers Project (TNTP)

Both TFA and TNTP are teacher pipeline programs.  Each program will submit regular progress reports to GOSA based on our evaluation priorities.  Like UTeach, they will report on their participants’ demographics, performance, and satisfaction, as well as, placement in teaching positions.

Theme 1 Evaluation Reports

The following table provides the evaluation reports or the expected dates the reports will be posted.

Report
Target Date
Innovation Fund Priorities 2 and 3
Race to the Top Innovation Fund Cumulative Report Available here
UTeach
Spring 2012 Snapshot Report Available here
Spring 2013 Snapshot Report
Spring 2014 Snapshot Report
Spring 2015 Snapshot Report
Teach for America & The New Teacher Project
SY 2012-2013 Report

 

Programmatic Theme 2: Preparing teachers to implement standards-based, data-driven instruction
Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS)

On an ongoing basis, we are interested in reviewing and analyzing how CCGPS preparation and support activities are being implemented across the state.  This evaluation will help those directly involved to assess strengths and weaknesses and the changes required to improve effectiveness.  Specifically, we want to examine:

  • Availability of resources and supports provided by GaDOE, RESAs and LEAs
  • Participation in CCGPS professional learning sessions
  • Utilization of CCGPS instructional resources
  • User satisfaction with CCGPS professional learning sessions and instructional resources
  • Overall understanding of CCGPS roll-out (i.e., expectations, availability of support, timeline, etc.)
  • Confidence/self-efficacy as it relates to effectively implementing CCGPS
  • Belief that teacher practice will change/is changing

We utilized two surveys to collect this information. 

Inventory survey: GOSA has developed a survey to gain insight on the professional learning and instructional support resources that the GaDOE, RESAs, and LEAs are providing to educators. Representatives from GaDOE, every RESA and every LEA are completing the survey.  This survey was administered in November 2012. The full report is published below.

Educator survey: GOSA, along with the Professional Standards Commission (PSC), developed a survey to gain insight on teachers’ perception of CCGPS preparation and support activities, overall understanding of CCGPS roll-out, and beliefs about their ability to implement CCGPS.  GOSA administered this survey three times (spring 2013, fall 2013, and spring 2014) to a random sample of teachers across the state to gain ongoing feedback on educator perception and understanding of CCGPS. The results of the three administrations are published below.

Report
Target Date
Common Core Georgia Performance Standards
CCGPS Supports Inventory Survey
(Completed June 2013)
CCGPS Educator Survey (Spring 2013)
CCGPS Educator Survey (Spring 2013, Fall 2013, and Spring 2014 Administration Combined Report)

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