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Results from the Teach For America 2015 National Principal Survey

Results from the Teach For America 2015 National Principal Survey

Mollie Rudnick
Amanda F Edelman
Ujwal Kharel
Matthew W. Lewis
Copyright Date: 2015
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 100
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    Results from the Teach For America 2015 National Principal Survey
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    The results of the 2015 National Principal Survey show the context in which Teach For America (TFA) corps members work, how principals perceive corps members, and how principals perceive their interactions with TFA. These findings can help TFA staff provide more-tailored supports to corps members, inform professional development, and continue to build relationships with the principals of schools in which corps members serve.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-9355-4
    Subjects: Education
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  1. Front Matter (pp. i-ii)
  2. Preface (pp. iii-iv)
  3. Table of Contents (pp. v-vi)
  4. Figures (pp. vii-viii)
  5. Summary (pp. xi-xii)
  6. Abbreviations (pp. xiii-xiv)
  7. Chapter One. Introduction (pp. 1-10)

    This report outlines the findings from the administration of the 2015 National Principal Survey to principals in schools serving Teach For America (TFA) corps members. TFA seeks to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by developing leaders (corps members) who teach for a two-year commitment in low-income schools. This survey seeks to understand how TFA is doing in providing high-quality, appropriately prepared corps members to schools in an effort to support and improve progress toward its mission. The introduction provides an overview of the survey process, demographic information about the survey respondents, and descriptions of the respondents’ schools. Chapter...

  8. Chapter Two. Survey Findings About Corps Members, Alumni, and Teach For America (pp. 11-28)

    This chapter reports findings on respondents’ overall satisfaction with corps members, along with reasons contributing to that satisfaction (e.g., corps members’ skills, impact on the school environment, or school involvement), and whether the principal would hire a new corps member or recommend that colleagues do so. After reporting on the overall trends, we look at findings for a variety of subgroups. As detailed below, principals were generally satisfied with corps members, and those feelings were reflected in their responses about hiring additional corps members.

    When asked about the extent to which they agreed with the statement, “I am satisfied with...

  9. Appendix A: Significance-Test Results (pp. 29-40)
  10. Appendix B: 2015 National Principal Survey Instrument Responses (pp. 41-52)
  11. Appendix C: 2015 National Principal Survey Instrument Responses, by Alumni Status (pp. 53-68)
  12. Appendix D: 2015 National Principal Survey Instrument Responses, by Charter Status (pp. 69-84)
  13. References (pp. 85-86)