School leaders know the system was not designed to serve ALL students well and needs to change – but how?

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    Establish a shared vision for readiness. Based on more than a decade of research and 20 years of public education system experience, our founder, Dr. David Conley, developed the Four Keys to College and Career Readiness to help students, families, and educators identify and prioritize the skills needed to be successful after high school. In its simplest form, we refer to the Four Keys as Think, Know, Act, and Go, in other words students need to be able to

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    Engage with school communities to identify and articulate a shared identity. Inflexion’s strategic work with leadership teams empowers
    school communities to strengthen and sustain a clear sense of identity capable of driving the type of organizational change that can support achieving readiness for every student. Based on organizational theory, this approach builds on the strengths of the community to ensure schools are mission driven, student centered, and equity focused to meet the interests, aspirations, and needs of ALL students.
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    Align existing efforts and develop a level of coherence across the system. By completing steps one and two, schools establish the necessary, and often missing, anchors to ensure that their structures and learning practices are aligned coherently on a schoolwide basis. Schools that successfully meet the needs of historically underserved and marginalized students have a clear sense of identity. Identity informs structures and supports approaches to learning aligned with a shared, holistic vision for readine

Our expertise helps schools discover their strengths and rethink readiness.

“The Inflexion team is a valued thought partner in our district. They have supported our schools through the thinking, planning, and implementation of our goals. They have a unique way of quickly establishing a rapport with staff. Inflexion’s professionalism, follow up, and response to our needs has been critical to our success. I’ve always felt that they are truly here to help us succeed and meet our goals.”

Constantino Aguilar, Assistant Superintendent
Merced Union High School District

Our team is committed to engaging in research that informs key decisions and translates to practice. Whether we’re gathering or analyzing data for developing a strategic plan, scrutinizing school infrastructure for alignment and implementation readiness, reviewing the research literature for best practices, or conducting an environmental scan to determine how other schools or districts face a particular issue, our research skills are put to use in service of addressing our clients’ information needs.

Our team has extensive experience in designing and conducting formal program evaluations in partnership with schools, districts, and other organizations. We tailor our evaluations to meet our partner’s information needs related to program design, implementation, outcomes, and impact. Inflexion supports many types of evaluation efforts, from conducting an independent, third-party evaluation of a program to building evaluation capacity to measure progress toward benchmarks and indicators of program success.

Our alignment work is informed by more than 10 years of managing the Advanced Placement Course Audit (APCA) for the College Board. We design our work to empower and engage teachers to incorporate standards into their curriculum using a quality syllabus format and collaborate to map and gap standards coverage across courses. As part of this work, our alignment team engages with a premier network of postsecondary experts and industry professionals when schools want to ensure academic coherence with college courses or jobs training programs. We also use the expertise of our in-house team of programmers and online technology tools to manage and report on the process. These alignment services can be customized to meet the needs of schools, districts, state agencies, and nonprofits and will support all students in a smooth transition out of high school.