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Educator School Success

Teachers Are Important Participants in Student-centered Interventions, Not Just Inputs

Historically, the focus of BellXcel's internal program evaluation approach was measuring student-level academic and social-emotional outcomes. We engage teachers through survey research, but often only around program engagement and satisfaction.  After a review of our evaluation data and anecdotal evidence, we discovered that our summer program was possibly having an impact on school year teaching practices. This lead us to look outside of our theory of change to consider how our pre-program professional development and in-program coaching may be impacting long-term teaching practices. 

By Bryan Hall, Senior Director of Evaluation, and Danielle Fontaine, Senior Manager of Evaluation.

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