Impact & Results

NCTR Network residencies are having a significant impact on the students in their partner district schools.

Through the residency model’s teacher-mentor programming, residents work side-by-side with veteran teachers – a key element of their intensive clinical preparation.

Our Impact

Residency programs measure their impact on schools and communities, impact on teacher professional growth, preparedness and development, and their impact on student achievement. By reducing teacher turnover and improving effectiveness, there is a high return on investment for school districts and their partners that choose to launch and sustain a teacher residency program. Teacher residency programs exponentially increase the impact effective teachers have on student learning.

states have NCTR residencies that effectively prepare teachers
NCTR teacher residency programs are available throughout the U.S.
teacher residents recruited & prepared by NCTR partner residencies for 2020-2021
395000 +
students have been taught by graduates of NCTR residency programs since 2007

*Based on 2020-2021 Annual Report data.

Ashley Tate is a teacher resident at the Nashville Teacher Residency. This photo was taken at Cameron Middle School.

Why NCTR residencies?

  • 57% of teacher residents in NCTR partner programs for 2021-2022 identified as people of color, whereas only 22% of new teachers nationally identified as people of color (U.S. Department of Education, 2016).
  • In 2021-2022, over 900 NCTR partner programs’ teacher residents identified as people of color. The number and percent of NCTR teacher residents identifying as people of color has increased significantly over time. Not only do residencies recruit and attract teachers of color into the field, but they also elevate effective teachers of color into leadership positions.
  • 27% of 2020-2021 graduates of NCTR partner programs were prepared to teach a STEM subject, whereas only 8% of U.S. educators teach math and 6.8% teach science (U.S. Department of Education, 2019).

Research & Reports

NCTR measures the collective impact of network residency programs through its annual reports, the Stakeholder Perception Report and the Network Partner Report.