Highlights of Our Work with the U.S. Department of Education
Metiri has served as the external evaluator for several projects funded through the United States Department of Education. Following is a sample of these projects.
Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED)
Metiri served as a design partner for research and evaluation in the development and writing for SEED. Our work brings together our interest in innovation, our experiences in teacher education, and our collaborative approach to documenting proven models and creating evaluative, research frames that support the longitudinal, large scale implementation of those models. Our efforts during the application, and implementation phases assist SEED projects with continued documentation and model demonstration.
Title III: Teacher Professional Development Grants (Title III)
Metiri has served as the long-term project evaluator for several Title III grants. Through working with our partners at the state, K12, and IHE levels we have been able to create research based tools that document the progress of instructional practices, change in teaching philosophy, and overall approaches to planning, instructional delivery, and assessment that have documented how project activities contribute to sustainable change.
Investing in Innovation Fund (I3)
Metiri serves as a design partner in research and evaluation for several I3 projects. Our work incorporates our interest in innovation and our background in developing frameworks for effective evaluation and research that help projects meet the requirements of I3 awards.
Fund to Improve Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE)
Serving as a strategic partner with the National Commission on Teachers and America’s Future (NCTAF), Metiri was the primary evaluator on the Teachers Learning in Networked Communities (TLINC) project. TLINC was a nationally recognized initiative leveraging collaboration between school districts and teacher education institutions.
Teaching American History (TAH)
Metiri served as the project evaluator for four TAH grants. The firm provided feedback to partners in both K12 and higher education that documented the completion of project goals, and created a data set that demonstrates effectiveness.
Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to use Technology (PT3)
Metiri served as the project evaluator for five PT3 grants located throughout the United States. Using valid tools for evaluating results, Metiri provided feedback to partner universities that assisted in the evaluation of project goals, and contributed to plans for sustainability and improvement.