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Summer 2013 Outcome Data Available Now

Friday, November 1, 2013

Review summer 2013 outcome data

View our 2013 Impact Report

In summer 2013, our students made huge strides. Performance on our literature, writing, and math assessments increased by 17% on average. On average, 80% of our eighth graders met the critical levels of performance for Algebra Readiness on the Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project – a tool developed by the University of California system – by the end of their fourth summer with us, positioning them well for success during eighth grade algebra, a key predictor of Bachelor's degree attainment. Student attendance for the six-week summer program averaged 98%. 

Intern teachers also grew tremendously. As a faculty, they improved by an average of 44% over the course of the summer on our Teacher Excellence Rubric, which measures such skills as lesson planning, student engagement techniques, and classroom management. 100% of interns reported being satisfied with their Breakthrough experience. One wrote: “Breakthrough is incredibly difficult yet rewarding: it exposes you to the grittiness of teaching and the amazing, inspiring resilience and joy of students. It made me realize how I want to impact the world: by improving the quality of American students' education, one classroom at a time.”