Research & Evaluation

NCTR’s new Research and Evaluation business line acts as the backbone of Strategic Consulting, Next Generation Network, and Policy to Practice, ensuring that all NCTR activities are based on data, research and proven outcomes. Additionally, NCTR is committed to the dissemination of best practices and lessons learned to influence new and existing residencies, as well as teacher preparation practices writ large, thereby increasing student achievement in urban districts.

NCTR’s Research and Evaluation initiative is focused on the following goals:

  1. Expand teacher residencies nationwide by demonstrating that residencies are an affordable and effective pathway for aspiring teachers and provide a return on investment for districts and universities

  2. Demonstrate the efficacy and long-term impact of the teacher residency model

  3. Disseminate seminal research on the efficacy and impact of the teacher residency model, thereby informing teacher preparation practices and policies nationwide

  4. Build and maintain relationships with key organizations to inform research and evaluation work