Academic success is measured in an increase in test scores, and in students staying in school and ultimately graduating. In these areas, RISE-DC intervention has been successful. In the last academic year, over 200 students raised their grades or test scores and maintained that improvement after working with RISE-DC.
Student retention rates continue at a high level for those students whom RISE-DC tutors. Since the inception of its programs in 2003, more than 90% of students who received significant tutoring time or SAT instruction remain on track to graduate or have graduated from high school. This is remarkable, especially when compared to the overall rate of 50% for students in Ward 8.
Further, according to the National Youth Policy Forum, half of all high school dropouts are incarcerated by age 35. RISE-DC’s work has a direct impact on lowering the incarceration rates of our urban, low-income youth.
In the 2017-2018 academic year, our students have experienced success in the following key areas:
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