The U.S. Department of
Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) is seeking peer reviewers
for the upcoming Teacher Quality Partnership grant competition. The program
seeks to improve the quality of new teachers working in high-need local
educational agencies and high-need schools by supporting reforms that result in
model pre-baccalaureate teacher preparation programs and model teaching
residency programs for talented and qualified individuals who are new to
Reviewers must meet at least one of the criteria:
- Be a recent (within the last 5 years) PK-12 teacher with policy
- Be a current professor, instructor, or administrator in a teacher
- Have education evaluation experience
- Be an LEA administrator
The most qualified reviewers will
have expertise in the design, implementation, and/or administration of
one or more of the following areas:
programs for teachers of STEM fields
- STEM curriculum and instruction for PK-12 students
preparation and retention reforms, especially for supporting hard-to-serve
schools and high-need subject areas
- Evaluation and assessment of teacher preparation programs
- Teacher recruitment, selection, preparation,
certification/licensing and/or retention strategies
- Teacher induction and mentoring initiatives
- Teacher residency programs
- Teacher professional development initiatives
- Early childhood educator preparation and retention initiatives
- School, community, colleges/universities and business partnerships to improve teaching
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: In addition to the skills,
attributes and expertise highlighted above, peer reviewers must also meet the
Peer reviewers must generally be
available for for 2-3 hour daily
sessions during 2-week time period
and will work remotely and via teleconference.
- Reviewers must be able to read
orientation materials and complete all administrative tasks in a timely
- Reviewers must be available to
participate in reviewer orientation webinars.
- Each reviewer must have access to the
Internet, a phone, a printer and have the ability to interact within a
REVIEW PROCESS: Reviewers will receive
approximately 10 applications, which they will review and score in accordance
to set criteria. Each reviewer must commit to providing detailed, objective,
constructive, and timely written reviews for each assigned application.
Reviewers will then participate in approximately three 2-3 hour panel calls with two other
reviewers and Department of Education staff. Reviewers should be prepared to
participate in a meaningful and respectful discussion with fellow panel
reviewers. Reviewers may revise their scores and comments after the panel
discussions.These reviews will be used to recommend applications for funding.
They will also be shared with each applicant following the reviews.
Reviewers will receive an
honorarium for their time and effort, contingent upon satisfactory completion
of the above requirements and consistent with the required schedule.
WHEN: Reviews are tentatively scheduled for August 4-15 with
an orientation webinar held 7-10 days prior to the review period.
CONTACT: If you would like to be considered as a peer reviewer, please e-mail a copy of your current résumé
highlighting your experiences according to the above critieria, along with the
following information: preferred mailing address, home and office telephone
numbers, e-mail address, and past experience as an ED grant reviewer to TQPartnership@ed.gov. Please include
Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program Reviewer Application in the subject
line. Deadline to submit: July 1,
If you have questions about
reviewing applications or general questions about the Teacher Quality
Partnership Grant Program, please contact the TQP program staff at (202)
453-5680 or e-mail at TQPartnership@ed.gov.