Julia Phelan and Noelle Griffin will present “Evaluation of the College Readiness Program: Teacher and Administrator Perspectives on Effectiveness“. CRESST is leading an implementation evaluation of NMSI’s College Readiness Program (CRP) in 28 schools across the country to determine the program’s effectiveness. CRP is a school partnership designed to increase teacher effectiveness & student achievement through training, teacher and student support, vertical teaming, open enrollment, and nominal monetary awards.
“Identifying Career Readiness Features Within High School Assessments“, presented by Jenny Kao, will focus on identifying career readiness features within high school assessments. The research is part of a collaboration between California’s Department of Education and CRESST aimed at directly supporting California’s current K-12 assessment initiatives to improve career readiness inference.
Researchers have long-noted that the retention rate of new teachers is problematic, particularly in math and science. In order to address this problem, UCLA, LAUSD, and the Center for Powerful Public Schools has partnered to create the IMPACT (Inspiring Minds through a Professional Alliance of Community Teachers) program. “Leveraging Evaluation and Research Measures for Program Learning in Preservice Teacher Education”, presented by Deborah La Torre, will discuss findings from, and the significance of, two dimensions of teacher quality: classroom ecology and academic rigor.