Performance on State Tests

Increase in percent of students meeting state benchmarks in English and Math

After the first year of partnering with TenSquare, students attending partner schools demonstrate significantly greater rates of improvement on state tests than the average for the state and charter sector. Students’ rate of improvement on state tests is double that of non-TenSquare schools in reading and four times greater in math.

Charter Authorizer Scorecard

Increase in points earned on annual evaluation

After one year of partnership, TenSquare partner schools dramatically improve performance on the annual authorizer scorecard (Performance Management Framework (PMF)), which is comprised of multiple academic and non-academic measures. In Washington, DC, charters improve by an average of 10% annually on the PMF; whereas, TenSquare partner schools’ scores improve by an average of 40% after one year of partnership. TenSquare partner schools are represented as School A, B, C, and D. Only charter schools receive a PMF score.

Case Study: State Test Growth

Increase in students attaining "college and career ready" benchmarks on the PARCC assessment from 2015 to 2016

This PK3-8 school serves predominantly African American and economically disadvantaged students. TenSquare’s partnership began in 2015 after the school was granted a charter contingent on meeting conditions throughout the next charter review cycle.

School year 2015-16 was the first year of TenSquare’s turnaround model implementation. Throughout the year, TenSquare provided leadership coaching, strategic planning, instructional coaching, professional development, academic intervention support, and talent sourcing. After just one year, the percent of students meeting “college and career ready” benchmarks on the PARCC assessment increased more than two-fold in ELA and over five times in math, massively outpacing the DC charter and state growth in the same year.

In school year 2015-16, 97% of this school’s students identified as African American, and 73% identified as economically disadvantaged. Growth for students in these major demographic groups also far outpaced the growth of these groups at the state and charter sector levels.

Case Study: GED Outcomes

Increase in percent of GED recipients

This alternative school for young adults re-engages and prepares 16-24 year olds for postsecondary education and entry into the workforce by providing dual-language academic, vocational, and career programming. TenSquare began partnering with this school in early 2015 following a 10-year review by the charter authorizer, which resulted in a conditional continuance establishing specific targets the school had to meet to continue operations.

TenSquare implemented its full turnaround model in school year 2015-16. In that first year, TenSquare placed a resident leader and provided leadership coaching, strategic planning, instructional coaching, professional development, academic intervention support, and data systems support and analysis. After the first full year of partnership with TenSquare, the percent of students earning a GED more than tripled.

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