Evaluation Finds STAT Teachers a Valuable Resource

The Center for Research and Reform in Education has completed the third year of a five-year evaluation of the Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) initiative within Baltimore County Public Schools. S.T.A.T. is a technology-integration initiative that began in the 2014-15 school year with 10 pilot elementary schools and has since expanded to all elementary schools, middle schools and select high schools.

The center, according to Assistant Professor Jennifer Morrison, has been tasked with conducting a mixed-methods evaluation of the initiative, including classroom observations, interviews, focus groups, surveys and an examination of student achievement data. Results of the third-year evaluation study revealed continuing changes in teacher practice, perceptions of increased student engagement and positive trends in achievement for students in grades 3 to 5.