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Teacher Study Group

Essa Rating
No. Studies
No. Students
Average Effect Size

Program Description

Teacher Study Group (TSG) is a professional development approach in which teachers meet in 16 75-minute sessions scheduled twice a month over the course of a year. Eight of the sessions focus on vocabulary development and eight on reading comprehension. Project facilitators work with teachers to help them understand the research, review lessons using the strategies, and plan together.

Program Outcomes

First graders in TSG classes gained more than those in control groups, with an average effect size compared to controls of +0.16. This qualified TSG for the ESSA “Promising” category.