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"Analysis of the Impacts of City Year's Whole-School, Whole-Child Model on Partner Schools' Performance"

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Schools that participated in City Year's schoolwide programs in 22 cities were more likely to see overall improvements on their states' mathematics and English/language arts tests than similar schools that did not participate, according to a new report by Policy Studies Associates Inc.

The study compared state test performance of schools which received tutoring, after-school enrichment, mentoring, and other services from City Year in a whole-school program, with local comparison schools matched on demographics and other factors.

City Year is a national nonprofit that hires young-adult AmeriCorps to spend a year working and running programs in high-poverty schools.

In the study, schools working with the program were at least twice as likely as comparison schools to show overall improvements in language arts in 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14, and in mathematics in 2011-12 and 2012-13.

Vol. 34, Issue 34, Page 5

Published in Print: June 10, 2015, as Community Partnerships
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