Empirical Education began conducting the evaluation of Collaboration and Reflection to Enhance Atlanta Teacher Effectiveness (CREATE) in 2015 under a subcontract with Atlanta Neighborhood Charter Schools (ANCS) as part of their Investing in Innovation (i3) Development grant. Then, in 2018, we extended this work with CREATE and Georgia State University through the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Grant Program. And now, in 2020, we were just notified, that BOTH proposals we submitted to the SEED competition to further extend our work with CREATE were awarded grants!
One of the SEED grants is an extension to the one we received in 2018 that will allow us to continue the project for two additional years (through years 4 and 5).
The other SEED award will fund new work with CREATE and Georgia State University by adding additional cohorts of CREATE residents and conducting a quasi-experiment measuring the effectiveness of CREATE for Cooperating Teachers (that is, the mentor teachers in whose classrooms residents are placed). The study will examine impacts on teacher effectiveness, teacher retention, and student achievement, as well as other mediating outcomes.