The Springfield Public School District became involved with our consulting services in a focused effort to improve student learning in the Spring of 2003. In collaboration with the Ball Foundation, who funded their efforts, the District identified several schools as a “first cohort” and these schools participated in our training and coaching model. This first cohort of schools looked at student assessment results in English and Mathematics and identified curriculum areas that were in need of improvement.
Based on the first cohorts’ success, the training and coaching model was expanded to a second and third cohort of schools. Our consultants worked with schools not only at the elementary and middle school level but also at the high-school level.