Building student success systems: How the GRAD Partnership is changing on-track work together

In 2021, nine organizations formed The GRAD Partnership to make high-quality student success systems the new normal nationwide. Each organization has proven success with helping schools improve on-track rates through support and research. In this interactive session, participants will learn how the GRAD Partnership is creating a new model for on-track with a new definition of high-quality Student Success Systems. The session will highlight aspects of that definition in action through a panel discussion with practitioners from Chicago, IL and Colorado Springs, CO. Participants will have an opportunity to engage with the definition and develop plans for their own contexts.


Kelly McMahon, Senior Associate, Evidence & Analytics, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Sarah Duncan, Co-Executive Director, Network for College Success
Tara Madden, Chief Program Officer, Talent Development Secondary
Raul Magdaleno, Principal, Kelly High School, Chicago
Sonia Urban, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Facilitator- Secondary, Colorado Springs School District 11
Dan Garragher, Principal, D-11 Colorado Springs