UVM conducted an external evaluation at the end of the first pilot year of implementing YATST. Dr. John Downes was the researcher and has extensive experience in student voice research and practices. It is entitled "Interim Evaluation" due to the two year action research cycle of a YATST school.
Matthew Goldwasser Ph.D. conducted the second year evaluation. Matthew is the author of "A Guide to Facilitating Action Research for Youth" (May 2004) and has spent most of his professional career as a youth-adult partnership advocate. He resides in Chicago and is a professional evaluator and educational consultant.
Dick Corbett Ph.D. conducted interviews with 22 YATST youth members at the end of the 2011 school year, and then again at the end of the 2012 academic year. Dick is an independent educational researcher, who obtained his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, with an emphasis in the sociology of education. He has numerous publications, including his last book entitled, "Listening to Urban Kids: School Reform and the Teachers They Want" (Bruce Wilson co-author).
Dr. Dana Mitra of Pennsylvania State University, and research assistant Catharine Biddle, completed a comprehensive 2011-12 YATST evaluation (YATST Evaluation Year 4). Dana is a nationally recognized youth-adult partnership researcher and advocate, with extensive publications in this domain.
These evaluations are attached below.
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- September 26, 2012
November 16 Conference Registration: Conference Registration Link
- June 2, 2012 Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Awards YATST $30,000!
- July, 2012 Martha Rich & Peter Evans joins the YATST faculty. A warm welcome!!
26 Dec 2012 The YATST 2011-12 year-end evaluation by Dr. Dana Mitra of Penn State University is worth a look!
26 Dec 2012 Penn State University's YATST year-end evaluation, by Dr. Dana Mitra, is hot off the press and well worth a look (http://t.co/LXVTGK7o)!
21 Dec 2012 Hazen Union Students led10th grade classes in a series of "Great Expectations" activities this week! #YATST #StudentVoice
10 Nov 2011 @gyoungvt @VTEducation Actually 17 schools will "be the buzz" about school transformation. Should be amazing!
9 Jan 2011 Heading to NYC Wednesday night to the School Reform Initiative conference. Check out the new web entries: www.yatst.com
19 Oct 2010 Just found out that YATST will be in NYC in January