Intensive Partnership Sites
When TCRP was founded in 2009, we created our first group coalition of four Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) who committed to create and implement innovative teacher and administrator effectiveness reforms that lead to students graduating college-ready. This was one of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Intensive Partnership Sites (IPS).
The partnership served primarily low-income and minority students in Los Angeles and other communities in California. The coalition included the Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, Aspire Public Schools, Green Dot Public Schools, and Partnerships to Uplift Communities. These organizations served more than 38,000 students in 100 public schools when the collaborative work ended in 2016.
To find out more about the systems that were created through this work we created an overview found below.
Designing your system
Every student deserves a good teacher. Each teacher deserves feedback and support to become a good teacher. The question is, how do you give your teachers fair, valid and meaningful feedback in order to create the support they need?
To help inform your design, The College-Ready Promise has laid out a few key topics that you should consider while creating your teacher and principal development systems. Each area will describe what our CMOs have discussed as well as research from the field.