EPI serves as the external evaluator for the Newport News (VA) Teaching American History grant, awarded in 2009. This initiative includes the use of vertically aligned professional learning teams in addition to intensive professional development in American history content and pedagogy led by a team of history professionals from regional universities and museums. EPI’s work includes the development and administration of a teacher knowledge assessment, focus groups, review of teacher team products, and analysis of student achievement data. EPI also advised on the program design during the application phase.
Read EPI's press release for this project.