The Community Training and Assistance Center (CTAC) has the specialized expertise to help implement school and district reforms successfully.

CTAC has extensive experience helping school districts and schools to successfully navigate often complex and challenging improvement efforts and develop the capacities to achieve success. Our landmark Standard Bearer Schools (SBS) improvement process helps schools and districts achieve dramatic results. A recent study of the SBS process on student performance demonstrated it meets the ESSA requirements for Level 3 evidence of effectiveness.

CTAC provides technical assistance in key areas, including:

  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative practices that promote personalized learning, drive student growth, and increase college enrollment rates
  • Implementing state standards at school and classroom levels
  • Using the best methodologies from education, community development and the corporate sector to identify the root causes of underperformance
  • Accelerating student academic growth in the lowest-achieving schools

CTAC has a proven record of achieving success by addressing a range of issues: human and technical capacity building, system realignment, resource allocation, and communication and engagement strategies. We bring this knowledge to each partnership, successfully tailoring a solution to the specific improvement needs of each school and district.