Projects

National Evaluation of Teach For America

2001-2004
Prepared For

The Smith Richardson Foundation

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Carnegie Corporation

Our national evaluation of Teach For America (TFA) examined the impact of TFA teachers on student learning, finding that students of TFA teachers made larger gains in math than students of other teachers, while holding their own in reading.

Improving the quality of public education and access to high quality teachers are high on the list of our country's educational concerns. The national evaluation of Teach For America (TFA) examined the impact of TFA elementary school teachers on student learning. TFA focuses on expanding the pool of teachers for our nation's most disadvantaged students by recruiting recent college graduates from some of the nation's best colleges for two-year teaching commitments in urban and rural public schools.

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