Program Evaluation Unit

TEA's Program Evaluation Unit in the Division of Research and Analysis is responsible for evaluating state and federally funded grant programs.

Mission Statement

The Program Evaluation Unit uses quantitative and qualitative research methods to assess the implementation and effectiveness of key state and federal grant programs. Evaluation results help policymakers and stakeholders improve student achievement outcomes.

Program Evaluation Goals

    The goals of the program evaluation unit are listed below:
     
    • To provide stakeholders with descriptive data to show the reach and scope of individual grant programs
    • To determine the effect of a particular program on student achievement and other key program outcomes
    • To inform program administrators and policymakers about the aspects of a specific grant program or initiative that had the most influence on student achievement improvement and other program outcomes
    • To effectively distribute program evaluation findings to policymakers, to practitioners in the field, to the public, and to TEA program staff, in order to assist with the improvement of existing programs, the development of new programs, and the efficient implementation of education initiatives

    Intended Audience

       The intended audience for the evaluation reports produced by the unit are as follows:
       
      • The schools districts and charter schools funded under these programs
      • Schools not funded for the program that can benefit from the results to improve existing programs or design new programs
      • System stakeholders and policymakers who can use these studies to inform funding and program development decisions
      • Agency staff in Texas and other states who can use these evaluation results to improve the design of education programs
      • The general public

      Program Evaluation Reports

      Published evaluations of past and current grant programs are organized by content area. Although the full reports are typically large, a separate link downloads just the executive summary. Researchers from the Program Evaluation Unit of TEA's Division of Assessment and Accountability or third-party evaluators contracted by the agency conduct the evaluations. To go to the reports, click on the following links:

       

      Contact Information

      For questions or comments, please email the Texas Education Agency Subdivision of Evaluation Activities or contact by phone at 512-463-1241.

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