Advocacy Pillar

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Teacher Quality

Working together with the Fort Worth ISD to
implement system-wide change

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Why Teacher Quality?

MEET CHILDREN WHERE THEY ARE
USE DATA TO DRIVE STRATEGY
COLLABORATE WITH
COMMUNITY PARTNERS
IMPLEMENT AT SCALE
We work in Advocacy…to improve the systems within which students learn.
  • Analyze data to recognize excellent teachers
  • Build an Advocacy Task Force of ISD Leadership and Read Fort Worth
  • Align on most impactful potential policy changes
  • Lift up Read Fort Worth data to encourage ISD adoption at scale
  • Share data proof points to improve the system in which students learn to read
  1. Fort Worth ISD Leadership
  2. Mayor Price & Executive Council
  3. Local Business Leaders
  4. Researchers & Policy Experts
Read Fort Worth is working across Fort Worth ISD to encourage district-wide adoption of Teacher Excellence Incentives (TEI). TEI defines and evaluates teacher excellence through three lenses: 
  • Performance
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Experience Surveys
House Bill 3 made money available to ISDs who adopted a TEI system in their district.
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The strongest predictor, outside of their home, to a child's academic success, is the quality of their classroom teacher. *
Read Fort Worth's Board advocates for systems that ensure exceptional teachers in every classroom and for all children. *
*Source: The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2013

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