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
We have compiled information from all relevant external research into an eight part “What The Research Says” series. These documents, linked below, provide brief overviews of how our practices have evolved over the years and our reflections on the topics.