Tracking student progress is key to building lifetime achievers. In partnership with Norwalk Public Schools, Carver measures progress across reading, math, science, critical thinking and creative expression. Since not all progress can be measured by tests and grades, Carver also utilizes student and teacher surveys, parent meetings, and other forms of feedback to follow the overall improvement of students.
So what does all of this data tell us? Students improve with Carver!
After school results
Carver’s after school students grow faster academically than the national average in each grade. (Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), a test that compares students to the nation)
Carver students grow faster in Math than Reading.
5th graders show the strongest growth overall. (74% meet or exceed national average growth in Math, 71% in Reading)
Carver students in 3rd, 5th, and 10th grade grew faster in Math than NPS district-wide results for the same grades.
Carver students in 5th and 9th grade grew faster in Reading than NPS district-wide results for the same grades.
summer 2018 results
Middle School Summer Transition:
In our 4 summer 2018 middle school transition programs (West Rocks, Roton, Nathan Hale, Ponus Middle Schools), in every case students that were lower achievement in Spring 2018 (before summer) grew faster or maintained an above average growth rate when we include the summer impact, compared to the prior academic year alone (NWEA MAP results).
In these 4 summer transition programs, in every case High Needs students (Free/Reduced Lunch Status, English Language Learner - ELL, or Special Education - SPED) maintained an above average growth rate when we include the summer impact (NWEA MAP results).
High School Summer Transition:
In our 2 summer 2018 high school transition programs (Brien McMahon, Norwalk High Schools) in nearly every case students that were lower achievement in Spring 2018 (before summer) grew faster when we include the summer impact, compared to the prior academic year alone. Specifically, strong improvement in Math was seen, with 24% more students meeting growth goals (NWEA MAP results).
In these 2 programs, High Needs students showed consistent improvement in Math, with Free/Reduced (5% more), ELL (33% more), and SPED (27% more) students meeting growth goals at a faster rate when we include summer (NWEA MAP results).
Summer Enrichment Program
In our 2 summer 2018 enrichment programs (Carver Community Center Camp, Columbus Magnet School Camp) in nearly every case students that were lower achievement before summer grew faster when we include the summer impact. Among this group, grade 6 students showed the most notable improvement, with 18% more meeting growth goals in Math and 40% more in Reading post-summer (NWEA MAP results).
Overall these results speak to Carver’s important role in providing enriching and academically engaging summer programming, in our continued commitment to mitigating the “summer slide.”