Partners in Success
The National Center for Restructuring
Education, Schools & Teaching
Since 2001, the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools & Teaching (NCREST) at Teachers College, Columbia University has been ISA’s strategic education partner. NCREST has collaborated with ISA on the design, development and implementation of ISA’s high school reform model and continuously engages in various activities to support ISA. NCREST identifies, recruits, and onboards ISA coaches, provides for their ongoing professional development, and reviews the objectives and progress of all coaching plans.
In order to support a school’s organizational development, effective implementation of the ISA principles, and culture of continuous improvement, NCREST provides schools with different kinds of data to guide them. These data include College Ready School Assessments, End of Year Inventories, Sustainability Inventories, and other tools and protocols to self-assess student and program outcomes.