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The Results

Annual performance data shows that kids who regularly participate in high-quality learning opportunities beyond the traditional school day improve their academics and school attendance and become more enthusiastic learners.

Evaluation data from 2015 shows that kids in ExpandED Schools outpaced citywide gains in attendance1 and academics2 and showed significant growth in social-emotional competencies.3 The schools themselves outperform citywide averages on school climate ratings.4 And because our model leverages community resources, students get 35% more learning time at only 10% more cost.

 

1Based on percent change in school day attendance rates at ExpandED Schools in 2014-15 compared to the citywide average of schools serving similar grades.

2Based on student-level comparison of 2013-14 to 2014-15 math and English language arts state test scores of Black and Hispanic students participating in ExpandED Schools in 2014-15 to Black and Hispanic students citywide.

3Based on comparison of SEL competencies on the Character Growth Card between the first and last month of the 2014-15 school year.

4As measured by the 2014-15 NYC School Survey of teachers, parents and older youth.