The Review and Reflection phase is an integral component of the Pathways to Results process. It focuses on capturing learning through reflection, assessing, and enabling the sustainability of solutions, as well as identifying the benefits of the PTR process that can be extended to other programs and processes. Most importantly, this phase enables team members and partners to contemplate how activities and conversations can lead to shared learning that contributes to future improvements.

The process of reflection begins at the individual level. Team members engage in personal reflection that illustrates lessons learned, and they provide feedback on the team’s project and the PTR process. Individual reflections focus on a defining moment or breakthrough that the person experienced during the PTR process. Part of the value of the reflective process is determining which experiences to share, so individuals therefore choose what is most memorable or important to them. Surveys, interviews, and focus groups are methods used to solicit information about how the project has been implemented, how the solutions can be sustained, and how the process can be expanded to other programs.

Lastly, teams benefit from holding a facilitated meeting in which individual reflections are expressed. The group forms an overall team reflection that captures the shared learning of everyone through storytelling. Common themes are condensed into this reflection, and members of the team discuss the lessons they learned to help improve future programs of study.


The primary purpose of the Review and Reflection phase is to give the team and stakeholders time to reflect on the work they have done throughout the Pathways to Results experience and examine outcomes of the process. It is important to use the collective energy of the partnership to implement solutions and ensure that positive changes are sustained. This is a time to celebrate achievements, discuss future challenges, and set plans into motion to sustain long-term improvements.

In addition, the Review and Reflection phase allows the partnership to reflect on whether or not the proposed solutions will produce equitable outcomes. This is a prime opportunity to discuss and plan how successful solutions can be sustained and expanded to other areas that encourage more equitable student outcomes.


The goals of this phase are to:

  • Review and reflect on results of the PTR process
  • Document what individuals, the team, and stakeholders learned during the PTR process
  • Identify ways the PTR process can be extended to other pathways and programs
  • Develop plans that ensure improvements are sustained