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UChicago Impact has reached more than 5 million students nationwide.
In 2015, the 5Essentials data for James B McPherson Elementary School (McPherson) on Chicago’s North Side revealed a hard truth—trust between students and teachers was in need of rebuilding.
In the summer of 2014, UChicago Impact, Chicago Public Schools, Academy for Urban School Leadership, and the Lefkofsky Family Foundation launched the Success Project
Op-Ed: UEI Director discusses the need to move beyond test scores in measuring school quality
“STEP is hands down, the finest early literacy assessment I have encountered anywhere in the country."
“Having spent seven years teaching this way, I have a deep understanding of each and every one of my kids.”
“The use of STEP data guides our instruction and revolutionized the way our teachers think about teaching.”
“It has pushed my thinking about how I can get the biggest bang in terms of success. With this, all of my children benefit, as a community. And they all understand they are going to college.”
Educators need basic data infrastructure to improve student outcomes
“There’s not really anything that you do as a school leader that can’t fit in to [ the 5Essentials ] framework... it’s now a meaningful frame to the staff—it’s how they live.”
New results suggest that practicing vulnerable leadership can produce transformational school improvement
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