City Year Chicago In School and On Track Service MID-YEAR Measures for the 2012-2013 Service Year
This year, out of the 21 schools and 4,200 students that City Year Chicago serves, corps members have impacted 1,932 unique students through intensive interventions in attendance, behavior and course performance in math and English, slightly exceeding the goal of serving 1,871 unique students.
As of mid-year data collection, corps members have provided 9683 hours of time on task with students in course performance interventions.
City Year Chicago set a goal to have 50% of students served to improve their attendance from fall to spring. At mid-year, only 39% of focus list students showed improvement in attendance. Focus lists are tailored throughout our service year to address the students with the greatest need who are also best positioned to received the services City Year can provide. Many of the students on attendance focus lists exhibit chronic absences due to severe external circumstances, diminishing corps members' ability to deliver consistent service. Having mid-year data helps strategize which students should be on corps member focus lists in order to have the best impact.
At mid-year, 54% focus list students improved their social-emotional learning (behavior) to date, exceeding our local goal of 50% improvement between the fall and spring.
City Year Chicago also set the goal to have 40% of focus list students to improve their grades from D's or F's to a C or higher. By mid-year 44% of students improved their
grades to a C or higher, surpassing the goal set for the end of the academic year.
2011-2012 Full Year Results:
- 30.1% of 9th grade focus list students met attendance target over the entire year.
- 2,400 phone calls and attendance coaching conversations were made by corps members.
- 9,695 leadership lunches held with behavior focus list students.
- 3,873 hours of mentoring with behavior focus list students.
- 777 students engaged in through focus lists in English/language arts or math.
- 12,102 hours of one–to–one or small group tutoring.
- 55% of students tutored maintained or improved their grade by the end of the year.
- 37% of students raised their grade to a C or higher by the end of the school year.
- 92% of teachers agree or strongly agree that corps members help improve students’ active engagement in learning.
- 92% of teachers agree or strongly agree that corps members help improve students’ time spent on learning tasks.