The impact of our work can be seen in stories of our schools and their students – schools that establish a culture of safety, trust and achievement, where students receive much needed stability and support.
- At Cleveland Elementary, the principal credited the combination of Turnaround’s strategies and a new literacy curriculum for the fact that most students in grades 1-3 have made substantial gains in their reading levels, as measured by the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA)
- In 2015, independently-trained observers gave New York City’s Collaborative Arts Middle School a schoolwide rating of 6.7 (out of 7) in the Absence of Negative Culture category of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), a 20% increase from the previous year
- At Walker-Jones Education Campus in Washington, D.C., new discipline systems and regular data reviews have helped drive down suspensions from 27% during the 2013-14 school year to 12.1% in 2014-15
- At Walker-Jones Education Campus, treatment rates among referred students jumped to 73% in 2014-15 from 54% in the previous year, thanks to a new mental health partner, First Home Care, whose best practices – including an expanded presence in the school, with families and at school support team meetings – are now being added to our standard contract for mental health partners