We’re partnering with districts, charter schools, and independent schools to deliver accelerated learning to students everywhere. In our innovative model, participating teachers work in close partnership with award-winning mentor teachers in their grade and subject. Together they craft and deliver exceptional learning experiences. When teachers watch an admired mentor teacher pitch a lesson sky-high and, by lesson’s end, reliably succeed with every child, it’s a transformative experience. Raise expectations for teaching and learning. Build teacher capacity. Join us.
80% of over 650 students who participated in NSSI’s Session 1 survey strongly agreed that teacher feedback improved their work.
85% of parents this summer said they were likely or extremely likely to recommend a summer school that uses Cadence's programming—with more than two-thirds selecting the highest possible response.
86% of nearly 2,000 students who participated in NSSI’s Session 1 survey agreed or strongly agreed that the program's novels made them want to read every day.
Our five-part organizational commitment to leading for racial equity includes:
Rigorous curriculum that tackles texts and ideas that are at or above grade-level
Leveraging students' voices and expertise through discourse and deep thinking
Intentional connection and relationship-building, led by a diverse mentor teacher team
Psychologically safe classrooms
A culturally responsive curriculum that foregrounds and celebrates BIPOC authors and thinkers and elevates their voices and perspectives.
The curriculum both creates windows (to learn about other countries, people, cultures, and ideas) and mirrors (to affirm the beauty and brilliance of people who are similar to our students) that are vital for young people to grow and thrive.
Ideas into action
See highlights of Ian Rowe's presentation at NewSchools Venture Fund Summit 2021. Joining Stacey Childress, Frances Messano, Romy Drucker, Mark Murphy, Alejandro Gibes de Gac, and Kaya Henderson for the opening plenary, “Provocations for the Future," Ian sets out how Cadence accelerates learning and builds teacher capacity.
The data are in
A new study from TNTP finds that learning acceleration was far more effective than remediation in addressing skills gaps and racial inequities. TNTP cites “compelling new evidence that school systems should make learning acceleration the foundation of their academic strategies next year and beyond.”
Students who experienced learning acceleration struggled less and learned more than students who started at the same level but experienced remediation instead. Learning acceleration was particularly effective for students of color and those from low-income families.
Extending the reach of great teachers
A leading education think tank, examining staffing strategies inspired by the pandemic, features Cadence as one of four models to watch. Steven Wilson, co-founder, describes the mentor/partner teacher relationship:
It’s like being able to sit in the back of the room of the best teacher in the building for weeks at a time and see his or her moves and adapt them and make them your own.
Hear from a partner teacher
Hawking STEAM Charter School students take the NWEA MAP assessment three times a year. During in-school learning, the school anticipates an average of four points growth per trimester.
This trimester, my students had an average of 12.6 points growth–3X the target. This is especially astounding because the growth was even across high, middle, and low-performing students—only students with poor attendance had lower scores. Students’ scores were up across areas, including vocabulary, literature, and nonfiction. All this is particularly impressive as most students are ELLs.
, 6th grade ELA teacher Hawking STEAM Charter School
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