SRI Authors: Rebecca A. Schmidt
Schmidt, R. A. (2019). Evaluation of the New Teacher Center (NTC) i3 scale-up grant: Cohort 1 preliminary teacher and student impact. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.
SRI is conducting an independent five-year evaluation of the New Teacher Center’s federally funded Investing in Innovation (i3) Scale-up grant. The grant funds an intensive program of mentoring and induction for beginning teachers in five geographically diverse locations. To analyze the impact of NTC induction on beginning teacher retention, beginning teacher practice, and student outcomes, SRI education researchers developed a rigorous study design using cluster randomized controlled trials at each of the five sites. SRI’s preliminary analysis of outcomes for the first cohort of teachers participating in the scaleup of the NTC model found that NTC induction had a positive impact on teacher classroom practice and student achievement in mathematics. The impact on student achievement was found equally in sites with school-based and sites with full-release mentors.