Based on the goals set, the Diplomas Now team tracks attendance, behavior and course performance – student by student – on a bi-weekly basis. We regularly review the effectiveness of the strategy for the school and make adjustments accordingly. Twice a year, we report overall statistics for attendance, behavior and course performance for the school. We also survey teachers, principals and students to determine if they believe they are making the progress that they want to make.
Already, we are seeing early promising results. At numerous schools, Diplomas Now has reduced:
- the number of students with less than 85 percent attendance by 45 percent
- the number of suspended students by 68 percent
- the number of students failing English by 61 percent
- the number of students failing math by 52 percent
More than 1,200 students nationwide who had fallen off track got back on track during the 2011-2012 school year due to Diplomas Now.
Diplomas Now also prevented more than 90 percent of all students who began that school year with no early warning indicators from falling off track for the rest of the year.
At The McCormack Upper School in Boston:
The number of students failing math dropped by 60 percent, and the number of suspended students, by 75 percent.
At Chicago Talent Development High School:
82 percent of its students stayed on track or got back on track in math.
At Broadmoor Middle School in Baton Rouge:
100 percent of students who were off track due to misbehavior at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year were back on track by the end of the school year.
At Clinton Middle School in Los Angeles:
Nearly 70 percent of students failing English reversed that trend and were back on track; 63 percent were back on track with improved grades in math.
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