At Jounce, we believe that the most important school-based driver of student learning is teacher quality – and that teacher quality is not fixed. In fact, we have seen that active, frequent, and live coaching gets teachers better, fast. We help school leaders develop the skills to execute this kind of coaching.
By accelerating principal growth, we accelerate teacher development, which in turn accelerates student learning.
“The instructional coaching model developed by Jounce provides teachers with the targeted support they need to improve. They took our once amorphous teacher support program and created a structure that was easy to follow and implement. The results were dramatic. On average, students at KIPP West Philadelphia made more than two years of growth in math and reading according to the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test.”
- Greg Leap, Principal, KIPP West Philadelphia
100% of partner school principals report increased confidence in their ability to make teachers more effective.
86% report that Jounce Partners’ training led them to spend significantly more time on teacher development.
100% of participants in Jounce trainings say they would recommend Jounce training to colleagues.
92% of Jounce-supported teachers report increased student engagement in their classrooms.
83% report increased ability to drive rigorous, high-quality student thinking.
41.9 percentage point gain by student cohorts in reading (2012-14, KIPP West Philadelphia)
24.8 percentage point gain by student cohorts in math (2012-14, KIPP West Philadelphia)
In 2013-14, the number of teachers with student on-task percentages above 80% increased from 37% to 84% at KIPP West Philadelphia.
“Small group coaching with Jounce has been absolutely essential to the success of Heights Academy this year. Jounce's key teacher skills have provided our team with common language and high expectations, which have translated into unprecedented levels of student achievement.”
–Theresa Loth, Teacher Leader, Washington DC Partner School