Over our past three program cycles, our students have improved SAT scores by an average of 176 points, and gained the skills they need to successfully approach the college application and financial aid processes.
3/4 of our students improve their SAT scores by over 100 points.
More than 1/3 of our students improve their scores by over 200 points.
The national average for each SAT section is around 500 points. When students enter our program, their average scores fall far below than the national average. In Summer 2011, for example, only 14% scored above a 500 in writing.
By the time students leave our program, 46% score above 500 in writing, 48% score above 500 in math, and 33% score above 500 in reading–an impressive gain given than 26% of our students in the summer of 2011 were English language learners (compared to 12% of test-takers nationally).
These improvements demonstrate that low-income students are capable of achieving scores that are on-par with their peers–increasing their eligibility for admission to four-year colleges and universities. It also demonstrates that through CollegeSpring’s programs, students can make significant gains in a short period of time.
Students tell us that our programs–which solidify math, reading, and writing skills–not only prepared them for the SAT, but also have a positive impact on everyday academic performance. During our Summer 2011 programs,
- 93% of students told us that because they completed our program, they feel more confident about the SAT.
- 75% of students told us that because they completed our program, they are better test takers in general.
- 73% of students told us that the skills they learned in our program will also help them do better in their high school classes.
Our Constant Drive to Improve
CollegeSpring is in the business of making potential possible. We are deeply committed to providing high-quality programs that help students succeed on the SAT and beyond. Our goal is for our students to improve their scores on the SAT, to feel empowered to apply to and enroll in four-year colleges and universities, and to persist in college and graduate.
We are currently working with partners to increase the amount of longitudinal student data that we track. This year we are partnering with Green Dot Public Schools to evaluate how students in our programs compare to students at similar schools within the Green Dot network.