Together with trusted partners, here are just a few ways the True Measure Collaborative is making measurable impact:
91% of students with disabilities in TMC-supported schools spend most of their day in general education classrooms (vs. 62% state average).
TMC partners with 25 schools statewide, providing coaching & consulting to over 40 Special Education teachers and multilingual coordinators and professional development to over 500 school staff members.
The percentage of students with disabilities meeting grade-level standards in ELA is 10% higher than the state average. The percentage of multi-lingual students meeting grade-level standards in ELA and Math is more than double the state average.
Denali Miedema, Founding SpEd Teacher
Lumen High School
Denali Miedema is the founding Special Education teacher at Lumen High School, a small public high school in Spokane, WA serving teen parents and their children in a full-inclusion model.
“I can honestly say that I don’t think I would have made it through my first two years as the sole Special Education teacher in a new small school without the support of the TMC. Amanda has assisted me with everything from navigating Washington State procedures and regulations to implementing a school-wide system for behavior support that is data-driven, equitable, and trauma-informed. Her specific, constructive feedback has improved my IEP writing, and her in-person coaching visits provide much needed perspective and encouragement not only for me but for the entire staff. Whether it’s responding promptly to my questions with clarity and breadth of vision or offering a listening ear and calm wisdom when the work feels intractable, the support that Amanda and the TMC has provided is truly beyond measure.”
“Out of every support we’ve been given since opening, the one thing I would never live without is the TMC.”
“Andrew and Amanda are amazing. I couldn’t do so many aspects of my work without their support.”
“The TMC has been our lifesaver – their support is integral to how we function here.”