Partnering with City Connects makes a difference for students, schools, and families. For community agencies, involvement with City Connects means serving students better.
- Community Agencies
"I think that if we’re providing the support for a student to experience success as a learner, and academically, emotionally, and socially, it will ultimately impact our standardized test scores."
Higher Statewide Test Scores
City Connects students outperform their Boston peers in middle school and achieve close to state proficiency levels in both English and Math on the Massachusetts statewide test (MCAS). After leaving a City Connects school at the end of grade 5, significant long-term effects continue through eighth grade. This figure shows the percentage of students achieving in the Proficient or Advanced categories on the MCAS Math exam for one cohort of students who started first grade in 2001.
Citation: The Impact of City Connects: Annual Report 2010, p. 25.