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Title of Collection: An Impact Evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF)

This is a revised submission to request approval for continued data collection activities that will be used to support An Impact Evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF). The evaluation will estimate the impact of the differentiated pay component of the TIF program on student achievement and teacher and principal quality and retention. In addition, the evaluation will provide descriptive information of the program’s implementation, grantee challenges, and grantee responses to challenges. A total of four years of data are being collected, and thus requires approval for a final round of data collection.

Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 3, 2014.

Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at by selecting Docket ID number ED-2014-ICCD-0089 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery.

Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.

Abstract: The Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2016-2017 (MGLS:2017), conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), is the first study to follow a nationally-representative sample of students as they enter and move through the middle grades (grades 6-8). The data collected through repeated measures of key constructs will provide a rich descriptive picture of the academic experiences and development of students during these critical years and will allow researchers to examine associations between contextual factors and student outcomes.

The study will focus on student achievement in mathematics and literacy, along with measures of student executive function, socioemotional well-being and other outcomes.

The study will also include an oversample of students with different types of disabilities that will provide descriptive information on their outcomes, educational experiences, and special education services.

Baseline data for the MGLS:2017 will be collected from a nationally-representative sample of 6th grade students in spring of 2017 with annual follow-ups in spring 2018 and spring 2019, when most of the students in the sample will be in grades 7 and 8, respectively.

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