Yesterday was the first meeting of the Technical Working Group (TWG) for Mathematica's evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) on behalf of the Institute for Education Sciences of the US Department of Education. I have the good fortune to be on the TWG.
This evaluation will complement the one I blogged on a few weeks ago. I can't, of course, discuss design details, but the interaction at the meeting was lively and interesting. I like doing consulting that I learn from and that helps me think about research ideas, even though this sort of consulting pays less than, say, consulting about people's earnings in court cases related to death or injury on the job.
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