Evaluation by ISS
Evaluation by ISS provides clients a multidisciplinary team of researchers experienced in conducting independent mixed-methods evaluations in a range of settings, including schools, colleges, communities, and health centers. The ISS research team works closely with clients, often beginning collaboration in the proposal-writing stage, to develop evaluation designs that serve specific formative and summative needs. With the diverse expertise of Temple University’s nationally recognized faculty at hand, ISS evaluations and research offer creative solutions and contribute new knowledge to the field while helping programs achieve their goals through systematic and timely evaluative feedback. Evaluations use the latest methods and technologies to examine the theory of action underlying the initiative, and findings can be tailored for practitioners, policymakers, and scholars.
ISS projects have been funded by the U.S. Department of Education, The National Institutes of Health, The National Science Foundation, The Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Ford Foundation, the William Penn Foundation, Temple University, and the School District of Philadelphia.
- Evaluation of the Promoting Excellence in Philadelphia Schools: A 4-year mixed methods longitudinal study of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant in the School District of Philadelphia.
- Evaluation of the Philadelphia High School Leadership Project: A 5-year mixed methods longitudinal study of a School District of Philadelphia program designed to prepare exemplary district teachers for the principalship.
- Evaluation of the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Urban Teaching: A 1-year study of the outcomes of a state-sponsored program—hosted by the College of Education—to encourage high-achieving high school juniors to consider teaching as a profession.
- A research study of teacher preparation in arts education: A collaborative and interdisciplinary study among Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, School of Communications and Theater, College of Music and Dance, and College of Education on the integration of the arts in elementary and middle school curricula.
- Evaluation of the Teacher Education Reform project: A cohort-based outcome study of the impact of a specialized urban teacher preparation program in undergraduate education at Temple University. The project seeks to develop a unique model for the preparation of urban teachers through targeted coursework and field experiences.
- Evaluation of the Allentown Principal Leadership Initiative (APLI): A 5-year mixed methods longitudinal study of leadership preparation and customized professional development for all principals and assistant principals in the Allentown School District. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and Lehigh University.
Dr. Marilyn Murphy: Interim director of ISS, Telephone: 215-204-3000, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Girija Kaimal: Senior research associate and co-lead for educational evaluation and policy research, Telephone: 215-204-2108, E-mail: email@example.com
Adele Gonzaga: Research assistant, Telephone: 215-204-4592, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org