IPEI Grants Programs Impact
IPEI grants programs strongly impact student engagement according to data collected and analyzed from teachers and others who received grants in 2012-13. IPEI Teacher Grants, Red and Gold Grants and Community Collaboration Grants recipients were asked to observe and report their students’ engagement levels before and after grant-funded activities. According to these reports, student engagement—as measured by body language, verbal participation, physical participation, independence and excitement—increased significantly after participating in a classroom project funded by IPEI grants. The graph below shows the results for all students, as well as the population of students identified by teachers as performing below grade level expectations. The bars show engagement levels of 1 to 5, with 5 being the greatest level of engagement.
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