Evergreen Solutions was hired by Pinellas County Schools to conduct an evaluation of Pinellas County Schools’ Teacher Incentive Fund – Cohort 3 (TIF3) Grant Program for Years 3 through 5. Evergreen evaluated the implementation and success of the TIF3 program from the perspective of four middle schools within the district. Evergreen conducted a variety of data collection activities including surveys, interviews, focus groups, and walk-throughs, as appropriate, to evaluate and report on Year 3, 4, and 5 performance.
Evergreen’s evaluation of TIF3 objectives and underlying performance measures relied on baseline data collected by the district in Year 1 and 2, as well as new data collected as a result of Evergreen’s evaluation activities. On-site data collection activities were conducted throughout the duration of the project performance period, and the first onsite kick-off meeting with district TI3F leaders was conducted in June 2013. Year 3 evaluation results formed a comprehensive baseline for evaluation of future TIF3 performance periods.
The evaluation resulted in both findings as they related to TIF3 objectives and underlying performance measures set forth by the district as well as findings and recommendations related to program administration and implementation.