Strengthening the Capabilities of Interdisciplinary Teams
Schaffer supported a series of school-based Rapid Results projects that resulted in significant achievements in accelerating academic performance (i.e., improved reading, writing and numeracy scores), talent, and social emotional development and operational efficiencies – including closing a $50MM budget deficit.
These results were accomplished by supporting a series of project teams to accelerate District-wide performance. Through intensive work with the leadership team and staff, Schaffer helped strengthen the capabilities of the interdisciplinary teams responsible for providing support and advocacy in each of the schools.
One school, for instance, selected a Rapid Results goal of improving 5th grade students’ ELA writing scores by 2 or more levels (according to the New York state 6th grade ELA writing rubric) within 75 days.