Last week, the Institute of Education Sciences announced a special competition called The Evaluation of State Education Programs and Policies (State Evaluation) Grant program which supports the evaluation of fully-developed programs and policies implemented by State educational agencies to determine whether they provide a valuable impact on student education outcomes. These evaluations are designed to measure the overall impact of the programs/policies and the impact across a variety of conditions.
For the fiscal year (FY) 2015 competition, the State Evaluation program supports evaluations of major state programs and policies intended to improve the education outcomes of students in grades K–12. Below are the types of state programs and policies that are being sought after for evaluation.
- College- and Career-Ready Standards and Assessments.
- Identification and Improvement of the Lowest-Performing Schools, and/or Schools with the Greatest Achievement Gaps.
- Teacher and Principal Evaluation and Support Systems.
These evaluations are to be carried out by partnerships between research institutions and State educational agencies (SEAs).
Click here to learn more about requirements and view important dates and deadlines for the application process.