Rutgers/NJDOE Study at TEECS!

This year, TEECS is participating in an exciting research study investigating the implementation and impacts of a professional learning series for teachers teaching in kindergarten through third grade throughout the state of New Jersey. This study, conducted by researchers at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Education, aims to improve the quality of teaching practices in early elementary school across the state.

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) conducts academic research to inform policy supporting high-quality, early education for all young children. Such education promotes the physical, cognitive and social development needed for children to succeed in school and later life.

Participation in this project will provide TEECS a  no-cost professional learning opportunities for kindergarten through third grade teachers. Participation in this project also enables our district to be represented in the study sample to describe classrooms in kindergarten through third grade in the state of NJ.

All research is confidential. Any information collected on children and teachers is kept confidential by the research team at NIEER. All procedures are reviewed by the Institutional Review Board (a committee that reviews research studies to protect research participants) at Rutgers University. If a report of this study is published or the results are presented at a professional conference, only group results will be stated, no individual results will be shared at any time outside of the research team.