AIHE Results and Success
AIHE has answered the Secretary of Education's call to "raise student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge and understanding of and appreication for traditional U.S. history."
Our innovative approach to teacher professional development has proven to work and our results are recorded with the U.S. Department of Education in official reports. Independent evaluators' studies show that in TAH Grants that used AIHE’s Liberty Fellowship™ structure:
- Teachers have increased their content knowledge by 11 raw points over the course of one year (21 percent increase.)
- Students of teachers in their second year of the AIHE TAH program scored 30 percent higher on tests of nationally validated history content questions than students in a matched comparison district.
- Urban students of teachers in the AIHE TAH program scored 44 percent higher than students in a matched comparison district.
- Elementary school students’ scores rose 38 percent from the previous year.
Of teachers participating in AIHE Fellowship Grants...
- 98% consider their AIHE Fellowship the best professional development they have ever experienced
- 85% made significant changes in the way they taught history in their classrooms
- 96% increased their use of Primary Sources
NATIONAL - 600 teachers participating in AIHE Fellowships increased their historical content knowledge by 31%
URBAN - 150 teachers from urban districts participating in AIHE Fellowships, increased their historical content knowledge by 39%
SUBURBAN - 350 teachers from suburban districts participating in AIHE Fellowships, increased their historical content knowledge by 24%
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"We have thoroughly enjoyed our partnership with the American Institute for History Education (AIHE). Our teachers have increased not only their content knowledge through the colloquiums, but also their pedogicial skills. The professors and master history teachers AIHE has provided are top-notch. Our teachers walk away from each staff development offering excited to use their new knowledge back in the classroom. We have several districts where two history teachers were involved in the grant, went back and shared their knowledge and excitement with others, and now have the entire history department involved. Principals are very pleased with what their teachers are gaining through involvement in the TAH grant, and AIHE. "
-Karen Schmitten, Project Director, Greater Columbia Liberty Fellowship