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Our Impact

Our work positively impacts school culture, classroom effectiveness and student skills for learning, helping schools build a positive environment that accelerates student development and academic achievement.


How We Measure Success

Our evaluation framework includes an extensive set of metrics mapped to our work. These measures include treatment outcomes, classroom observations, behavioral data and student surveys of learning attributes, such as self-regulation.

Early Indicators of Success


of referred students had an intervention plan in place*


of schools showed improvement in students' interpersonal self-regulation*


increase in percentage of teachers highly rated in climate, productivity and engagement*


decrease in suspensions throughout our partner schools**


decrease in number of students rated “below basic” in English Language Arts in New York City over the last three years*


of severe incidents down throughout our partner schools**

*SY2014-15 data
**all Turnaround’s 2012 partners (including those that have since “graduated”) from 2011-14

Student Case Study

Naseer Wilkerson, Chancellor Avenue School

Newark, New Jersey

On day one of yet another three-day suspension, eighth-grader Naseer asked Principal Fuentes if he could come back because he “didn’t want to miss another day of school."