Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Evaluation of the Impact of Teacher Induction Programs
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice of a new system of records entitled Evaluation of the Impact of Teacher Induction Programs (18-13-11). Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., in collaboration with the Center for Educational Leadership, is conducting the Evaluation of the Impact of Teacher Induction Programs. The evaluation has been commissioned by the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance at the Department's Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The study will address the following questions: (1) Do elementary school teachers who participate in a high- intensity program of induction have increased retention rates as compared to teachers who participate in the induction program that the school district normally offers? (2) If the high-intensity program of induction support is more effective in retaining elementary school teachers, is the increase in teacher retention large enough to warrant the added cost of the program? (3) For teachers who participate in the high-intensity program or the induction program that the school district normally offers, what are the characteristics of those who are retained versus those who leave the school, district, or profession? (4) Does participation in a high-intensity induction program affect teacher practices, as compared to the practices of teachers who participate in the induction program that the district normally offers? (5) Does participation in a high-intensity induction program result in increased student achievement? The system of records will contain information about teachers participating in the evaluation. It will include, but is not limited to the following data: Names; social security numbers; home addresses; home phone numbers; cell phone numbers; e-mail addresses; race/ ethnicity; age; income; marital status; household composition; home ownership; educational background and credentials; and ACT or SAT college examination scores.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers; Grants and Cooperative Agreements; Availability
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a funding priority for the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research's (NIDRR) Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTC) program. This priority may be used for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2005 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend this priority to improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.