govern the world — mundum regunt numeri.
Everthing that can be counted counts. Not that everything
that counts can be counted.
Each summer, pre- and post-assessments are conducted to evaluate the
students' improvement in math. Since the implementation of
U-Prep, the mathematics results have been very encouraging. The
following findings are based on a composite view of the mathematics
assessment results from five years of summer sessions.
U-Prep uses the
mathematics texts distributed by Saxon Publishers. These text books are
to grade levels and accompanied by a pre-test that recommends a grade
level for which the student is most ready. The student is tested at the
beginning of the summer session and retested at the end. Achievement is
defined by the relative change in text levels the Saxon test indicates
Private School Graduates
Math Levels Increased
data taken from Berger, Helen M. (2003, May (Unpublished)). Attitude
and achievement: The U-Prep experience. Teachers
College, Columbia University.
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provisional character. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions
expressed are entirely those of the authors and should not be
attributed in any manner to any program supporters or funders.