EVALUATION OF QTEL IMPLEMENTATION IN NYC
Since 2003, QTEL has been working in partnership with the New York City Department of Education to improve the academic achievement of the city’s English learners in secondary schools.
As part of a three-year professional development program to apprentice the teachers of English language learners into QTEL practices — as well as the district professional developers who support those teachers — an external evaluation of the QTEL program implementation was conducted. Data collected from district teachers and professional developers indicated significant change in both groups’ pedagogical content knowledge and their attitudes about student capacity for learning. Also, both groups rated highly the quality of the QTEL materials and professional development.