Earlier this year, partners were invited to share their perspectives and experiences of The Commit! Partnership as part of a national evaluation to better understand how communities come together to improve educational outcomes.

Conducted by Equal Measure, this second annual “Cradle to Career Partner Survey” was administered here in Dallas, along with 15 other communities across the country.

You can read the full report here, along with a brief summary slide deck here.

Here are just a few of the takeaways:

  • Our community continues to lead on a national stage: Of the 16 participating communities, the Commit! Partnership rated consistently higher across all communities in every category.
  • We are improving our collective ability to do this work: The Commit! Partnership ratings increased from 2015 to 2016. Eliminating locally defined disparities and continuous improvement continue to be strengths.
  • Areas for improvement remain: Among our opportunities to improve are broadening community knowledge of the partnership’s vision, expanding the diversity of perspectives informing that vision, mobilizing the contributions of parents and students, and more effectively bringing about public policy changes that support improved educational outcomes.

Thanks to those partners who took the time to participate in the survey. This feedback will help us improve our collective efforts to improve outcomes for all children in Dallas County, from cradle to career.