This year’s conference theme, "Strength in Numbers," is a celebration of a decade of data-informed progress from across our network and an opportunity to discuss our future direction. Join us for our 10th-anniversary celebration. We will look back at the evidence-informed progress we’ve made as a sector but also look forward to the pressing issues of the day. This year the event will take place at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA from May 20–22, 2019. 

Back To Schedule
Tuesday, May 21 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Capstone Roundtable — Is Our Theory of Change Working? A New Approach to Improvement Science at CityBridge Education Session is full
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Underlying nearly every project is a theory of change – a dashboard aims to improve student outcomes via increased data use, a program evaluation aims to increase an intervention’s effectiveness or reach by analyzing its impact, an evaluation system aims to increase teacher quality via clear standards and accountability. But do they? This session explores how CityBridge Education, an organization that incubates new school entrepreneurs, used a theory of change-based improvement process to evaluate its effectiveness and continually improve. It did this despite having tiny n sizes, no formal measures such as test scores, and limited existing research to inform its work. We will also discuss other tools in the improvement science toolbox that can support continuous improvement for a variety of projects and organizations.

avatar for Savannah Gress

Savannah Gress

Director of Portfolio Evaluation, CityBridge Education

Tuesday May 21, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Kennedy B, First Floor Charles Hotel (1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA, USA)

Attendees (12)

Waitlist (1)