The Center on Research and Evaluation (CORE) is dedicated to supporting and expanding SMU’s commitment to teaching, research, and service in communities and the larger globalsociety. CORE conducts high-quality research and evaluation to drive positive and sustainable change in individuals, schools, and communities in a customized manner, as well as provides research support to the SMU faculty and staff. Through interdisciplinary partnerships, CORE empowers providers to increase their capacity to provide effective services.
The Texas Universities’ Educational Statistics and Psychometrics (TUESAP) Alliance Conference will be held at Southern Methodist University on February 28-March 1, 2019. The TUESAP conference provides an opportunity for students enrolled in graduate quantitative methods programs throughout Texas to present their research projects. The alliance includes SMU in Dallas, Texas A&M in College Station, and the University of Texas at Austin.
Texas Impact: Evaluation Report for Teach For America
CORE’s recent evaluation examined the overall impact of Teach For America (TFA) on academic outcomes within one year. It replicates and expands on existing evidence about TFA impacts and describes the various conditions that differentially contribute to effectiveness in various Texas settings.