What We Do

TPA draws on an array of resources and approaches in working with preparation programs, higher education institutions, and state, federal, and local education agencies, as well as foundations and other clients. We provide technical assistance and analysis that we hope can be useful to clients as they work for improvements in preparation programs and in the institutional policies and practices that affect them. We invite you to engage with TPA in:

  • Creating more coherent state and institutional research-based accountability and program improvement indicator and data systems
  • Designing program evaluations that convey accurate, multi-layer analysis of the problems that compromise program excellence and of the challenges that hinder program improvement
  • Developing action plans to address key problems and challenges, including identification of promising strategies Identification of measures, data, and methods required for program self-assessment and program accountability
  • Providing strategic support – research, convening, assessment, and capacity building – to preparation programs individually or in networks dedicated to program improvement

TPA is eager to meet with you, your agency or your organization to discuss potential partnerships and projects for the improvement of educator preparation that may encompass any or all steps in the program development process:

  • Strategic planning
  • Resource development
  • Research and data analysis
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation

The group’s three nationally-recognized founding partners bring to the company’s work extensive and multidimensional professional knowledge, skill, and experience:

  • Deep and comprehensive understanding of educator preparation and P-20 education
  • Successful leadership and counsel for educator preparation programs, institutions of higher education, state education agencies, national associations, and foundations
  • Significant skill and experience convening, advising, and working in partnership with policymakers and education leaders
  • Development and leadership of major projects in education policy and research
  • Original research, evaluation, and analysis in the educator preparation field
  • Research reports and position papers that examine the impact (actual or potential) of key policies and practices on the quality and outcomes of educator preparation programs.