Action Network: K-12 Council
Reach: All grades 3-8 for Bold Goals Region (approximately 74,000 students)
Goal: 52% of 8th grade students will be proficient in math by 2020 (up from 32% in 2015).
Primary Metric: Percentage of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students proficient in math as measured by the ACT Aspire
Partners: Blount County Education Foundation and Blount County Schools
Results from the 2015-2016 Blount County Pilot:
- During the summer program, students achieved growth of 5 months proficiency in math in just 6 weeks, as measured by the STAR assessment.
- 145 of 159 of targeted intervention students showed significant growth as follows:
% Proficient (ACT Aspire Math)
Grade Level 2015 2016
6th Grade 49% 62%
7th Grade 27% 39%
8th Grade 23% 28%
Estimated Cost Per Participant: $100