The GRAD Partnership
Partnering with communities to use high-quality student success systems so that schools are empowered to graduate all students ready for the future.
We need new and improved student success systems and structures
to enable all to thrive in pandemic-impacted times.
DEFINING STUDENT SUCCESS SYSTEMS
High-quality student success systems are transformative. They are inclusive, fueled by strong relationships, guided by improvement science, and shaped by student-centered mindsets. They enable school teams to integrate what is known about well-being, belonging, and connectedness with real time, research-based predictive indicators of academic success. This is combined with teacher, school staff, student, and family/caregiver insights to drive supportive actions and improvements, which propel student success.
Student success systems provide schools with a unified system that integrates, extends, and increases the capacity of existing student support efforts, including early warning, on-track, and multi-tiered support systems.
The focus is on empowering the school to improve, including changing adult school practices, mindsets, structures, and policies to enable the educational success of all students.
We can do more together, with greater impact, than if we work alone.
Pooling our experiences and learnings, as well as creating a shared definition of high quality and some common tools, builds all our capacities.
Shared aim to move high quality student success (on-track) systems from a relatively new to routine school practice.
A deep commitment to equity and anti-racism and belief in student, educator, family and community agency.
coming together for one collective effort
Executive Director, OnTrack Greenville
Executive Director, Riverside County Office of Education
Chief of Improvement School Networks, CORE Districts
President, New Vision for Public Schools
Zakiya Smith Ellis
Principal, EducationCounsel, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Executive Director, Innovation and Partnership, Gresham-Barlow School District
Superintendent, Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District
Executive Director, Connecticut RISE Network
Director U.S. Education, FHI 360
Director of College and Career Strategy, Orleans Parish School Board
Secondary Transition and Workforce Development, Ohio Statewide Specialist, State Support Team #1