In addition to supporting social and emotional learning implementation and outcomes measurement, TFF supports a wide range of investee activities aligned with the organizational outcomes it seeks to promote. Each of TFF’s investees develops and pursues individual work plans in partnership with TFF staff and then request targeted capacity building funding from the Foundation based on their annual goals within those plans. These funds are in addition to TFF’s multi-year unrestricted general operating support for organizations. Rather than attempting to describe anywhere between four and nine years of progress for each investee, a general overview highlighting select successes for each investee is offered in this section. This section also presents quantitative findings from the three investees with which TFF has partnered continuously over the past eight years. Consultants from The Consultation Center at Yale (TCC) conducted the quantitative analysis by compiling available child and organizational outcome data from 2012-13 to 2020-21 for Horizons Greens Farms Academy (HGFA), New Beginnings Family Academy (NBFA), and Bridgeport Public Schools (BPS) with the goal of examining trends in student and organizational outcomes (where available) over the investment period.

Child outcome data include aggregated data related to children’s academic performance (measured by standardized assessments), behavior (measured by absenteeism and exclusionary discipline sanction rates, where available), and social and emotional skills (measured by teacher-report or child-report measures). Organizational outcome data include results from the OMET and iCAT tools for HGFA and NBFA and results from an SEL implementation survey for BPS.[1] The TCC team determined which outcome areas had been measured consistently enough to permit comparison across years and created visualizations that describe how results vary over time. For BPS, the team analyzed school-level data as well as district-level data.

Data available for quantitative analysis

1 The Organizational Management Capacity Assessment Tool (OMET) is a tool developed by David Hunter, which external evaluators can use to assess the organizational capacity of an institution over time. The Impact Capacity Assessment Tool (iCAT) is a self-assessment developed by Peter York / Algorhythm, which collects data from multiple stakeholders to assess the effectiveness of an organization over time. Sample iCAT items are available in the appendix.