|Title:||Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Educational Alternatives|
|Principal Investigator:||Levin, Henry||Awardee:||Columbia University, Teachers College|
|Program:||Unsolicited and Other Awards [Program Details]|
|Award Period:||16 months (4/2/2012 – 8/31/2013)||Award Amount:||$499,992|
Co-Principal Investigator: Fiona Hollands
Purpose: This is a cooperative agreement between the Institute of Education Sciences and Teachers College to develop two demonstrations of how cost effectiveness research can enhance evaluations of the impact of education interventions. This project uses impact evidence from the What Works Clearinghouse combined with information about program costs to estimate cost effectiveness. This project team will also develop a web-based tool for assessing cost and cost-effectiveness in education settings. This tool will allow users to identify their own costs (or use national averages) and estimated impacts to inform program choices.