University at Albany
 

Magnet Schools Assistance Program Evaluation

As part of the federal Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP), the U.S. Department of Education awarded the City School District of Albany a competitive $7.5 million grant.

Evaluation & Research

CHSR designed and will implement the Magnet Schools Assistance Program evaluation protocol. The overarching goal of the evaluation is to provide comprehensive information on program activities and outcomes. This will be achieved by obtaining multiple perspectives (students, families, staff, and community) through multiple data collection methods (qualitative and quantitative). The evaluation protocol includes methods that focus on program implementation and process, as well as outcomes.

Proposed indicators and data sources for the MSAP evaluation are based on four principal project goals:

  • Prevent minority isolation and promote desegregation in each smaller learning community
  • Improve academic achievement for all students
  • Foster social-emotional growth and support for all students and their families
  • Improve professional capacity of teachers and administrators