Random Assignment Within Schools: Lessons Learned from the Teach For America Experiment
AbstractThis article discusses the trade-offs associated with study designs that involve random assignment of students within schools and describes the experience from one such study of Teach For America (TFA). The article concludes that within-school random assignment studies such as the TFA evaluation are challenging but may also be feasible and generate useful evidence.
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Random Assignment; Teach For America; Education Programs; Students;
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