Welcome! The NCS Freshman On-Track Toolkit is a collection of protocols, reports, resources, and artifacts used by our experienced Coaches in their daily work to help schools better support students through the critical first year of high school.
The Toolkit provides your school or district with valuable information on how to develop educator teams that are focused on research, data, and successful practices to help freshmen succeed.
NCS Coaches consider the Freshman Success Framework to be a foundational document. A Capacity-Building Model for School Improvement paper accompanies the Toolkit, capturing the NCS model and history, and situates our work within current research. Before digging into the Toolkit, explore these documents to guide your thinking.
The Toolkit is organized around four Components we believe are critical to implementing Freshman On-Track work. For each Component, you will find a collection of Tool Sets, or bundles of tools (including videos), organized to help you achieve freshman success goals.