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Saturday, June 25, 2011

 

Peer Reviewers Needed for Next Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant Competition

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) supports innovative practices that are demonstrated to have an impact on improving student achievement. OII is currently seeking individuals to serve as peer reviewers for the newly announced FY 2011 Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund grant competition. The Call for Peer Reviewers may be found on the i3 website at:

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/innovation/2011/call-for-peer-reviewers.html.

Peer reviewers may come from various backgrounds and professions including: PK-12 teachers and principals, college and university educators, educational evaluators, social entrepreneurs, strategy consultants, grant makers and managers, and others with education expertise. The selected reviewers must have expertise in at least one of the program’s five absolute priorities or in educational evaluation:

i3 Absolute Priorities

· Supporting Effective Teachers and Principals

· Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education

· Implementing Standards and Assessments

· Turning Around Low Performing Schools

· Improving Achievement in Rural LEA’s

OR

Educational Evaluation

Experience in designing, conducting, and reviewing rigorous educational evaluations, including:

· Understanding of education research and recent findings of the relevant literature

· Knowledge of education data sources and measures of program implementation and outcomes

· Expertise with experimental and quasi-experimental research designs

· Fluency in reviewing organizational and project evaluation plans and evaluation results

Additionally, the most qualified candidates will also have expertise in one or more of the following attributes or skills: program or organizational innovation, experience disseminating or scaling successful programs, and prior experience reviewing or approving grant applications.

For specific instructions on how to apply, please consult the i3 Call for Peer Reviewers. The deadline for applying is Friday, July 8. Upon successful and timely completion of all required tasks, reviewers will receive an honorarium for their time and effort.

For additional information about i3, please go to http://www.ed.gov/programs/innovation/index.html.

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