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 prepare teachers
state education agencies partners
1400 +
residents recruited and prepared through NCTR partner teacher residencies
240000 +
students prepared by graduates of residency programs in the NCTR Network
Faith Ambrose is a Resident at the Memphis Teacher Residency. This photo was taken at Treadwell Elementary School.

Why Residencies?

  • 62% of teacher residents identify as people of color, whereas only 22% of all new teachers nationally are persons of color (U.S. Department of Education, 2016).
  • In SY20, over 840 NCTR residents were identified as people of color, and the percent and number have been increasing 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.
  • 21% of residency graduates are prepared for STEM classrooms, 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.