External Evaluation of the Albuquerque Teacher Residency Partnership (ATRP)


Released July 2022; Updated August 2022 — In 2021, the Albuquerque Teacher Residency Partnership (ATRP) and the Thornburg Foundation contacted the National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR) to conduct an evaluation of the ATRP program. Founded in 2017, ATRP represents a collaboration among Albuquerque Teachers Federation (ATF), the University of New Mexico College of Education and Human Sciences (UNM), and Albuquerque Public Schools (APS). The mission of ATRP is to recruit, prepare, and support caring, committed, competent, and diverse teachers for students in Albuquerque Public Schools (University of Mexico College of Education and Human Sciences [UNMCOEHS], n.d.).

Together, representatives from the UNM, ATF, NCTR, and the Thornburg Foundation collaborated to identify the purpose of the evaluation and develop the research questions, including identifying the data to be collected and examined. Throughout the process, NCTR regularly met with UNM, ATF, and the Thornburg Foundation to provide updates on the evaluation. NCTR provided a preliminary analysis to the ATRP Design Team in June 2022 and received feedback. This feedback was used to inform the policy considerations included in this report. Additionally, the feedback was used to develop the larger framing for the report.

Read the Executive Summary.