• Variety of Lenses Assess Program Impact

  • Butler University faculty and their PK-12 partners work together to make the experience of new teachers coming on board as smooth as possible. When the new teachers come from Butler’s programs, they are set up well for success; “Typically we see teachers [from Butler] knocking it out of the park in their first year,” says IPS/Butler Lab School Assistant Principal Nicole Kent. Others credit the culture of open communications and continuous improvement with the partnerships’ success, measured both in hard numbers—like the 94% graduation rate at Pike High School and the 100% retention rate of staff at the Butler Lab School—and in qualitative aspects like student engagement and attitudes.