In the 2017–18 school year, we expect to serve more than 3,500 graduate students at
Relay: 3,000 current and aspiring teachers across 15 campuses and 500 school leaders
nationwide. In total, our students will be impacting an estimated 400,000 PK-12 students.
These results compare to our launch year — 2011–12 — when we served 400 teachers in
New York and New Jersey.
More than 60% of Relay’s graduate student body self-identify as people of color. This compares to 18% and 20% respectively for teachers and leaders of color nationwide. Of our teaching residents, 70% self-identify as people of color.
To earn their degree, graduate students in the second year of the M.A.T. program must
demonstrate that their PK-12 students have shown at least one year’s worth of growth in a
year’s time. On average, the PK-12 students taught by Relay’s class of 2016 grew 1.3 years
in reading performance inone year’s time — our data show that Relay-trained teachers
produce an additional 30% of student reading growth.
Additionally, 95% of 2016 master’s candidates met or exceeded their rigorous goals for
student achievement in terms of annual growth and standards mastery.