On March 8, Teach For All moderated a panel discussion featuring representatives from network partners Teach For India and Enseña Chile at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference (CIES) in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference gathered leading authorities in education, including researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, to discuss the problem of inequality.
The panel, entitled “Building Capacity for Right-fit Measurement Systems in a Global Network” highlighted Teach For All’s Research & Evaluation Fellowship—an eight-month network partner support program for developing, implementing, and promoting right-fit research and evaluation systems across 16 Teach For All partner organizations.
Laura Lewis, Senior Director of Data, Research, Evaluation, and Measurement at Teach For All, who moderated the panel, highlighted Teach For All’s commitment to research and evaluation to illustrate both short-term and long-term impact, particularly focused on measuring efforts toward the network’s shared core purpose of developing collective leadership to ensure all children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.
Laura was joined by Shyaam Subramanian, Chief of City Operations at Teach For India, and Tomás Vergara, Chief Program Officer at Enseña Chile, as well as Matt Sloan, Director, Center for International Policy Research and Evaluation at Mathematica Policy Research. Each panelist demonstrated how network partners and external experts are engaging in partnerships with Teach For All’s global organization around monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
Shyaam Subramanian demonstrated Teach For India’s current research strategy and its plans to develop a robust data and monitoring system, and highlighted ongoing internal research on measuring the role of alumni pursuing careers in education systems change. Tomás Vergara described ongoing internal and external research on Enseña Chile’s classroom, participant, and alumni impact, and demonstrated how student surveys can be a powerful tool to better understand the environment and dynamics of a classroom.
Offering a perspective from outside of the global network, Matt Sloan discussed Mathematica’s partnership with Teach For All, and how the organization is supporting Teach For All to develop its approach to research capacity building. He also highlighted the role that Teach For All’s global organization plays as a thought partner and how it provides a platform to share learning and research across the global network.
Teach For All partners and the global organization continuously engage in both internal and external research on the impact of participants and alumni on students and communities, as well as the impact of the global network. Learn more about our research and our impact.