Resident Achievement and Accreditation Status

Resident Achievement and Accreditation Status

Resident Achievement

The work of Broad Residents is gratifying but also complex and difficult. Improving public education requires people who remain dedicated to addressing the challenges our teachers and students face. For Residents to have sustainable impact, they must learn a large amount quickly. To accomplish this, the Residency offers relevant practitioner-driven curriculum aimed at specific learning outcomes, placements in which they can learn and apply knowledge gained, and extensive support from the Residency team. This webpage provides prospective Residents and the public with information about the program’s goals and outcomes, enrollment, graduation, satisfaction with the program, and Resident achievement and success during and after the program.

Program Mission and Vision

The Broad Center’s mission is to raise student achievement by recruiting, training and supporting talented managers and leaders from across America to transform urban public school systems so every student can access a world-class education. The Broad Residency, in alignment with our mission, prepares professionals to take on significant leadership roles in school districts, charter management organizations and departments of education at the state and federal levels.

Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The Broad Center graduates Residents who significantly contribute to the success of the partner organizations in which they work, gain increased responsibility over time and develop the skills and knowledge they need to be senior leaders in urban public school systems.

The goals and outcomes[1] outlined below define the knowledge and skills Residents will have gained upon completion of the program. This set of skills and knowledge is based on what The Broad Center has found, through research, is needed to be successful leaders in K-12 education management roles.

Program Goals

  • Residents have a strong command of critical issues surrounding the K-12 education landscape, major reform efforts and theories of change that drive systemic improvement in urban public school systems
  • Residents demonstrate leadership and management skills critical to executing high-impact change and growth initiatives in K-12 urban public school systems
  • Residents actively learn from their placements in the K-12 workplace and leverage concepts and principles from instructional sessions and supports to address the needs of the field

A list of associated student learning outcomes can be found here.


Resident Profile

Enrollment data, as of July 2016, for the last four enrolled cohorts are in the links below.

Enrolled Residents by Ethnicity and Gender

Enrolled Residents by Work Experience and Degree Type


Graduation data, as of December 2016, for the last four graduated cohorts are available through the links below. To protect student privacy, data from the last four cohorts have been combined to report graduation rates by demographic category.

Graduation and Withdraw Rates

Graduation Rates by Demographic Category


Achievement During and After the Program

During the Program

To assess Residents' growth related to learning outcomes, The Broad Center measures workplace performance and skill development through a 360-degree feedback survey. The 360-degree feedback survey is conducted by The Broad Center twice during the program to collect feedback from co-workers on Residents’ workplace performance related to a specific set of knowledge and skills. This allows Residents to receive anonymous feedback from peers, direct reports, colleagues and supervisors. 

The links below include aggregated 360-degree feedback data for recent cohorts.

360-Degree Feedback Survey Scores


After the Program

Because the majority of Residents did not work in K-12 education prior to joining the program, retention in the sector is a key indicator of their preparedness for careers in this field. As seen in the chart below, the vast majority of all Residency alumni continue to work in K-12 education following completion of the program. More information on the support provided to alumni can be found here.

Settings in Which Broad Residency Alumni Currently Work, by Organization Type

Achievement also is measured by the level of leadership alumni attain. The chart in the link below provides information on alumni careers. Profiles of Broad Residency alumni can be found on our website.

Roles in Which Broad Residency Alumni Currently Work, by Leadership Level


Student Survey Results

To gather feedback about the overall program experience, Residents are surveyed after one year in the program and at the end of the Residency. Results from end-of-program surveys over the last three graduating cohorts are shown in the link below.

Satisfaction with Overall Experience and Specific Components of The Broad Residency

[1] Because The Broad Residency only has one program, student learning outcomes overlap with program learning outcomes.