Dimensions of Dosage: Evaluation Brief for TIF Grantees

Full Description: 

This brief provides Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grantees with an overview of dosage and the importance of carefully measuring dosage when determining the outcomes of an intervention. Dosage refers to the quantity or amount of an intervention, such as the number of hours teachers spend with a teacher leader, and can be an important element of program implementation, often influencing the intervention's impact. While dosage is not a specific research method, understanding and accurately measuring dosage can be an important step toward providing evidence that the activities the TIF grant funded have an impact. The brief provides an overview of the dimensions of dosage (frequency, duration, and intensity), the data necessary to study dosage, key considerations for TIF grantees interested in examining dosage of an intervention, and a spotlight on TIF Grantee New York City Public Schools' investigation of dosage.

Author(s): 

Jessica Bailey, Karen Shakman, Dana Ansel, Sara Greller

Publication Date: 

10/01/2016

Length: 

10 pp.
Dimensions white paper cover