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Numbers govern the world — mundum regunt numeri.
                                                                 Proudhon


Everthing that can be counted counts. Not that everything that counts can be counted.
                                                                                        Einstein


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. 

Increase in Math Performance
U-Prep uses the mathematics texts distributed by Saxon Publishers. These text books are labeled according 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 or recommends.
         2003 Private School Graduates
Average Math Levels Increased
Levels of Increases in Math
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Red Dot  U-Prep data taken from Berger, Helen M. (2003, May (Unpublished)). Attitude and achievement: The U-Prep experience. Teachers College, Columbia University.
Note: All research, data and research are circulated to encourage discussion and comment. Any citation and use of these works should take into account their 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.

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