Education Analytics has partnered with Abt Associates and Westat on a national study, The Study of Teacher Preparation Experiences and Early Teacher Effectiveness (TPREP), which is being conducted by Abt Associates, EA, and Westat under contract to the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences.
In New York, teachers are evaluated – in part – using state-approved assessments. Education Analytics (EA) uses the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures for Academic Performance (MAP) assessment data with SIRS data to create growth models and Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) for New York districts. EA's results cover teachers who teach in grades K-10 in Mathematics, Reading, and Language Usage.
Since 2012, EA has partnered with multiple districts in the Lower Hudson region for an ongoing annual data investigation of research topics related to New York State’s Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) system. Currently, EA staff works with the Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents, Inc. (LHC) to analyze each district’s student growth data and provide its membership with a better understanding of the make-up and characteristics of the growth estimates.
Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) has been working with EA and its staff members for many years, during which the partners have developed a long term research agenda around HCPS’s educator evaluation system.
EA is currently partnering with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on a research project on supporting teacher-developed assessments with the intent of using these assessments in the district goal setting process.
EA is currently providing in-depth training and consultation for Houston Independent School District research staff on examining the statistical characteristics of performance appraisal data, focusing on observation ratings and their reliability.
EA and CORE are collaboratively working to develop student growth metrics. CORE Districts represent about 20% of California's students.
EA is currently working with the Delaware Department of Education to design and execute a student growth model on state assessments. EA has also worked closely with Delaware's data management team to increase department capacity in data analysis.