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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.

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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

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of Turnaround partner schools showed improvements in classroom organization and student engagement, according to third-party classroom observers*

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of partner schools reported more supportive relationships among students and improved professional relationships among staff**

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of school staff at Houston Elementary School in Washington, D.C. had positive views of leadership, up from 0% at the start of the year**

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of students referred to mental health partners received services, up from 31% the previous year**

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suspension rate among New York City and Washington, D.C. partner schools, down from 11% the previous year**

*Cumulative of 2012 to 2016; CLASS observations do not measure student engagement below grade four
**School Year 2015-16 data

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."