Co-constructed in early 2018 with members of the Improvement Leadership Education and Development (iLEAD) network and consisting of rubrics, the Developmental Progressions Framework identifies 24 areas of work critical to the effectiveness, reach, and sustainability of partnerships. These include areas specific to postsecondary institutions (e.g., faculty development and promotion); K-12 districts and schools (e.g., district leadership engagement); and to the partnership itself (e.g., partnership relationships). The Developmental Progressions framework affords higher education institutions and their district K-12 partners a common way to communicate with one another, organize joint work, and monitor progress over time.
To learn more about the partnerships that were part of developing the Framework and how the districts and institutes of higher education used the Developmental Progressions in their work, please see:
- Improving America’s Schools Together: How District-University Partnerships and Continuous Improvement Can Transform Education
- Set 6: The Improvement Leadership Education and Development (iLEAD) Network: A Case Study, in Living Improvement: Leadership Resources, Vol. 2