StriveTogether Theory of Action:Creating Cradle to Career Proof Points

Partnerships in the SUSTAINING gateway focus on using data in a continuous improvement process to identify improvements and interventions to impact an outcome, including: ensuring regular communication across the partnership, engagement of partners and practitioners to improve community level outcomes, and mobilizing resources to remove financial, operational, and political barriers that inhibit the impact.

Theory of Action - Sustaining

The partnership operates with roles and responsibilities as defined in the accountability structure.

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Quality Benchmark: The partnership operates with roles and responsibilities as defined in the accountability structure.

Key Considerations:

How have the roles/responsibilities as outlined in the accountability structure have been demonstrated on the various tables/groups?

The Partnership consistently informs the community of progress, including the release of an annual report card.

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Quality Benchmark: The partnership consistently informs the community of progress, including the release of an annual report card.

Key Considerations:

How has the partnership consistently communicated the progress of the partnership?

How frequently is the report card released to the community?

The Partnership communicates a common, consistent message across internal partners.

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Quality Benchmark: The partnership communicates a common, consistent message across internal partners.

Key Considerations:

How are internal partners informed in a common and consistent way of the partnership’s progress?

The Partnership continually refines indicators to improve accuracy and validity.

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Quality Benchmark: The partnership continually refines indicators to improve accuracy and validity.

Key Considerations:

What indicators are the partnership refining or what indicators have been refined?

The Partnership enables the collection and connection of student-level academic and non-academic data across the cradle to career pipeline and among partners to enable continuous improvement.

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Quality Benchmark: The partnership enables the collection and connection of student-level academic and non-academic data across the cradle to career pipeline and among partners to enable continuous improvement.

Key Considerations:

Do partners share data across systems and services? 

What processes are in place to enable data sharing (i.e. between service providers and the school)?

How is data used for continuous improvement?

Collaborative Action Networks to collectively take action to improve the community level outcomes using continuous improvement.

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Quality Benchmark: Collaborative Action Networks collectively take action to improve the community level outcomes using continuous improvement.

Key Considerations:

What Collaborative Action Networks are formed/engaged? 

What indicator are the Collaborative Action Networks formed/engaged around?

How is disaggregated local data being used to inform the development and implementation of a Collaborative Action Network charter and action plan to impact a community level outcome/indicator?

Opportunities and barriers are identified by the Networks and lifted up for partners to take action to improve community level outcomes.

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Quality Benchmark: Opportunities and barriers are identified by the Networks and lifted up for partners to take action to improve community level outcomes.

Key Considerations:

What opportunities and barriers have been identified by the Collaborative Action Networks? 

How are these opportunities and barriers communicated to partners?

The Partnership mobilizes the community to improve community level outcomes.

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Quality Benchmark: The partnership mobilizes the community to improve community level outcomes.

Key Considerations: 

In what ways is the partnership mobilizing the community to take action to improve community level outcomes (e.g. campaigns, etc.)?

Partners allocate and align resources to improve community level outcomes.

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Quality Benchmark: Partners allocate and align resources to improve community level outcomes.

Key Considerations:

What resources have partners aligned and allocated specifically to improve community level outcomes?

The Partnership develops a collective advocacy agenda to change local, state, or national policy to improve community level outcomes.

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Quality Benchmark: The partnership develops a collective advocacy agenda to change local, state, or national policy to improve community level outcomes.

Key Considerations: 

What is the collective advocacy agenda for the partnership to improve local, state, or national policy to improve community level outcomes?

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