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The Pilot

The initial pilot of teacher training has occurred over three years at Collegiate Hall Charter School. In Collegiate Hall’s first three years, 70% of teachers had no previous teaching experience before joining the school. Despite this, teacher averaged the following results:

2017-18

  • On a measure of college-readiness on the MAP test, Collegiate Hall seventh grade students finished first in the nation in reading (86% of students in the top quartile) and second in the nation in math (69% of students in the top quartiles) compared to other schools started with the Building Excellent Schools Fellowship.
  • The academic achievement for the 2017-18 academic year includes:
  • Students grew an average of 1.83 grade levels in math, putting Collegiate Hall in the top 1% of schools for growth nationally
  • Students grew an average of 1.89 grade levels in reading, putting Collegiate Hall in the top 1% of schools for growth nationally
  • Students grew an average of 2.36 grade levels in science, putting Collegiate Hall in the top 1% of schools for growth nationally

2016-2017

  • Every year schools in Tulsa give the TriPod survey to students, which asks students for their feedback on how much their teachers care about them, value what they have to say, help them learn, and keep them safe. Collegiate Hall teachers finished first on that survey in the fall and in the spring. Put another way, our teachers were ranked as the best teachers in Tulsa for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Overall parent satisfaction on parent surveys was 96%. The school earned better than 90% satisfaction on thirteen out of fourteen questions, including 98% satisfaction with the school’s character education program and 97% satisfaction with the school’s academic program.
  • The academic achievement for the 2016-17 academic year includes:
  • Students grew 1.86 grade levels in math, putting the school in the top 15% nationally
  • Students grew 1.72 grade levels in reading, putting the school in the top 25% nationally
  • Students grew 1.89 grade levels in science, putting the school in the top 25% nationally
  • Overall, 79% of students made more than typical growth at Collegiate Hall, compared to only 30% of students at schools in Collegiate Hall’s community

2015-2016

  • Collegiate Hall finished in the top three of all Tulsa Public Schools on the annual TriPod survey in both the fall and spring administration of the survey.
  • Overall parent satisfaction on parent surveys was 5.86/6.00, or 98%. The school earned better than 90% satisfaction on all fourteen questions, including 97% satisfaction with the school’s character education program and 97% satisfaction with the school’s academic program.
  • Collegiate Hall students, like many others across the nation, take the MAP test to measure their yearly growth. Collegiate Hall’s academic achievement results included:
  • Students grew 1.99 grade levels in math, putting the school in the top 1% nationally
  • Students grew 2.25 grade levels in reading, putting the school in the top 1% nationally
  • Students grew 1.98 grade levels in science, putting the school in the top 1% nationally

With the launch of TLI to additional area schools, the hope is to replicate this academic achievement in other contexts to determine whether the training model is effective in leading students to outcomes, even with inexperienced teachers.

Meet the TLI Fellows 2018-19

Broken Arrow Public Schools:

Haley Hays – 7th Grade English

Lillie Syverson – 7th Grade English

Jason Mullins – 6th Grade Geography

Bradley Johnson – 7th/8th Grade Social Studies

Steven Smith – Prealgebra

Cleveland Public Schools:

Daniel Hodge – 10th Grade Biology

Rusty Ferguson – 8th Grade Social Studies/Electives

Louis Basile – 8th Grade Science

Kourtnee Pense – 1st Grade

Carla Freeman – Kindergarten

Cohort 1 consists of 10 teachers from Broken Arrow and Cleveland Schools

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