The What Works Clearinghouse collects, reviews, and reports on studies of education interventions. The growing focus on evidence-based decision making has increased demand for this type of information.
STEM Work from Pre K to Grade 12
STEM initiatives in education from pre-K to grade 12 aim to boost student achievement and encourage students to pursue postsecondary degrees and employment in STEM fields. These initiatives are designed to improve math and science curricula, engage and inspire students, improve teacher effectiveness, and support research.
Secondary Math Teachers from Teach For America and the Teaching Fellows Programs
Students assigned to TFA teachers scored higher than those assigned to comparison teachers, with the difference roughly equivalent to an additional 2.6 months of math instruction. Students taught by Teaching Fellows teachers had about the same math scores as peers taught by comparison teachers.