IPS

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.

 Multiple Measures
Observation
Supports
Career Paths