StriveTogether Sites

Report
Lumina Foundation
Community Partnership
for Attainment
Summary of Cohort #3 Self-Assessment
December 9, 2014
Review of Cohort #1 Self-Assessment
Executive Summary
p. 3
Methodology
p. 4
Key Findings Across the Cohort
p. 6
Areas of Potential Technical Assistance
p. 11
Progress Assessments Planning
p. 12
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Executive Summary
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Of the 20 sites that completed the assessment, 11 sites are in the Exploring
Phase and 9 sites are in the Emerging Phase
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Across the cohort, sites were relatively strong in areas including:
– Cross-sector partnerships
– Selection of community level goals
– Identification of coordinating organization
– Communication and key messaging
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Areas of potential technical assistance include:
– Data Related – Selection of core indicators, baseline reports, continuous
improvement, data management and refinement, adaptive issues related to data
disaggregation
– Structural – Accountability structure and roles and responsibilities, backbone entity
vs. backbone functions
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Methodology – General
• Self-Assessment adapted from StriveTogether Civic Infrastructure
Assessment, with a focus on Exploring and Emerging milestones
• Delivered and managed on Qualtrics platform
• Self-Assessment completed between September 2014 and October
2014
• Communities provided with a self-assessment guide, FAQs and
worksheet
• Sites only responded to questions related to milestones they had
reached
• Sites also had the opportunity to upload supporting documents
• StriveTogether team completed assessment analysis and reporting in
October and November 2014
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Methodology – Lumina and Lumina/ StriveTogether Sites
Lumina Sites
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Lumina sites completed the full
Self-Assessment
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Milestones were organized in two
phases – Exploring and Emerging
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14 Lumina sites completed the
assessment
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StriveTogether Network sites
completed an abbreviated
assessment which focused on
higher education attainment
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With site permission,
StriveTogether shared results from
the Civic Infrastructure
Assessment with Lumina
Foundation along with responses
to the abbreviated assessment
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6 Lumina/StriveTogether sites
completed the assessment
Key Findings Across the Cohort – Site Distribution
Lumina Sites
Exploring Phase (11)
Emerging Phase (9)
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Atlanta – Regional Education Partnership
Birmingham – Bold Goals Education
Charlotte – Centralina Partnership for
Attainment and Career Pathways
Miami – One Community One Goal
Monterey Bay – Bright Futures for
Monterey County
Rockford – Alignment Rockford
Shasta – Reach Higher Shasta & Expect
More Tehama
Southern Indiana – Education Matters
Southern Indiana
Springfield – Springfield Higher
Education 2025 Project
Tampa – Hillsborough College Access
Network
Tyler – Tyler Area Business Education
Council
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Boise – Treasure Valley Education
Partnership
Charleston – Tri-County Cradle to
Career Partnership
Durham – Made in Durham
Fresno – Fresno Area Strive
Mobile – The Education Commission
Racine – Higher Expectations
Tulsa – Tulsa Regional Chamber &
ImpactTulsa
Minneapolis – Generation Next
St. Louis – St. Louis Graduates
Key Findings Across the Cohort – Exploring Phase
Exploring Phase
Number of Sites
Complete
In Process
N/R
A cross-sector partnership with a defined geographic scope organizes around a
vision of increasing higher education attainment.
11
8
1
A cross-sector leadership table is convened with a documented accountability
structure.
10
7
3
The partnership formalizes a set of messages that are aligned and effectively
communicated across partners and throughout the community.
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9
4
The partnership selects community level outcomes that directly relate to
increasing higher education attainment to be held accountable for improving.
11
6
3
The partnership selects core indicators for the community level higher education
attainment outcomes.
8
10
2
The partnership commits to using continuous improvement to guide the higher
education attainment work.
6
9
5
A coordinating organization is selected and capacity to support the daily
management of the partnership is in place.
11
8
1
The partnership engages funders to support the operations and collaborative work
of partners to improve higher education attainment outcomes.
6
11
3
Note: Racine and Tulsa completed the updated StriveTogether Civic Infrastructure Assessment. As a result, their responses
are based on an analysis of responses and materials submitted.
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Key Findings Across the Cohort – Emerging Phase
Emerging Phase
Number of Sites
Complete
In Process
N/R
The partnership publicly releases a baseline public report card or progress report to
the community with disaggregated data that includes higher education attainment
indicators.
2
4
14
The partnership collects and disaggregates baseline data by key priority populations
for core indicators.
1
8
11
3
3
14
Workgroups are engaged and/or formed to improve higher education attainment
outcomes.
0
11
9
The partnership has in place the necessary capacity to support the daily
management of the partnership, data needs, facilitation, communication and
engagement of the community.
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8
10
3
9
8
The partnership prioritizes a subset of core indicators for initial focus.
Partners support the operations of the partnership.
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Key Findings Across the Cohort – Lumina Sites
Robust Cross-Sector Partnerships
Communities have established cross-sector partnerships focused on increasing
higher education attainment.
• Birmingham – Bold Goals Education
• Durham – Made in Durham
• Tulsa – Tulsa Regional Chamber & ImpactTulsa
Selection of Community Level Goals
Communities have selected community level goals to guide the work of the
partnership based on research and a data-driven approach
in the selection process.
• Minneapolis – Generation Next
• Mobile – The Education Commission
• Springfield – Springfield 2025
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Key Findings Across the Cohort – Lumina Sites
Coordinating Organization Selected
Communities had identified a coordinating organization that provides leadership
and resources to support the work towards increasing higher education
attainment. The types of coordinating organizations varied.
• Monterey Bay – Bright Futures for Monterey County
• Tampa – Hillsborough College Access Network
Communication and Key Messaging
Communities had developed key messaging that communicated the work of the
partnership to increase higher education attainment outcomes.
• St. Louis – St. Louis Graduates
• Miami – One Community, One Goal
• Southern Indiana – Education Matters Southern Indiana
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Key Findings Across the Cohort
Areas of Potential Technical Assistance
“101” Technical Assistance
“201+” Technical Assistance
• Formalizing accountability
structure along with defining
roles and responsibilities
• Indicators and data refinement
• Continuous improvement to
impact practices/outcomes
including collaborative action
• Selection of core indicators
• Release of baseline reports
• Disaggregating data and
related implications
We continue to anticipate that “101” needs could quickly become
“201+” needs based on site progress.
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Progress Assessments
Cohort 3
Cohort 1
January 15 – Progress assessment
materials released to communities
September 1 – Progress assessment
materials released to communities
March 1 – Progress assessment due date
November 1 – Progress assessment due
date
May 1 – Progress assessment reports
complete and delivered to communities
January 1, 2016 – Progress assessment
reports complete and delivered to
communities
Cohort 2
April 15 – Progress assessment materials
released to communities
June 1 – Progress assessment due date
September 1 – Progress assessment
reports complete and delivered to
communities
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