Our Commitment to Research


Existing Research


A growing body of rigorous independent research shows that Teach For America corps members and alumni are as effective in promoting student academic achievement as other comparably experienced teachers in the same schools. Research also shows corps members are sometimes more effective among certain age groups and subjects.

These findings, among several other key takeaways from research conducted on Teach For America, have led us to refine our practices and seek out additional research to further strengthen our approach.

Please read our common questions document for insight into common questions about our mission and impact.

What The Research Says




In collaboration with our corps members, alumni, and staff, Teach For America gathers a great deal of data across all aspects of our work. This information is used to inform programmatic decision-making and to report on our impact with stakeholders. Here we have provided a compilation of frequently requested national statistics covering Teach For America’s work since its inception. Download the full report for more details.

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