Our approach to capturing MESH and CC will provide NSI schools with:
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An indicator of students’ baseline skill levels, which will enable us to assess growth over time;
The ability to identify bright spots within the cohort – areas where a particular set of instructional practices or design decisions may be positively impacting students’ development and academic success – as well as areas where additional supports may be needed; and
A common language for NewSchools staff and ventures, enabling and accelerating collaboration across ventures and cohorts.
Goals of the partnership:
Provide actionable data and research to help school leaders expand the definition of student success and improve outcomes for students on a range of indicators that relate to long-term success;
Provide support (e.g. resources, connections, ideas, etc.) to help school leaders change practices based on research and data;
Provide data to NewSchools to help them understand their portfolio on a variety of metrics so they can identify trends and inform their board, investment partners and funders; and
Contribute to the broader national dialogue in the field about how to expand the definition of student success in research, policy and practice.