2019 Results Summary
by Danielle Bylund, NAZ External Communications Manager
Every year NAZ works with the Wilder Foundation to assess the results of our impact. As a data-driven organization, this allows NAZ and its partners to react annually to what is working and refine methodologies that are stagnant. Innovation is the core of our work and the data collected on our scholars allows us to be strategic and nimble in where we focus our resources.
We work exclusively with families in North Minneapolis.
78% of NAZ Families are African American.
Our income data is indicative of the scholars and families NAZ attempts to bring into our collaborative. We connect with scholars furthest behind which is a good indicator of economic instability.
74% of families make less than $30,000 a year.
MCA PROFICIENCY BY LENGTH OF PARTICIPATION
Scholars with longer participation in NAZ academic strategies have higher rates of proficiency.
3-8th grade MCAs
NAZ ACADEMIC IMPACT: 3RD – 8TH GRADE (MCA)
Scholars participating in NAZ academic strategies have a proficiency rate in math that is more than double that of scholars with only a Coach.
INCREASING ACCESS TO QUALITY EARLY LEARNING
Access to early quality early childhood education is our best indicator of future academic performance and kindergarten readiness. NAZ is making strides in getting every NAZ scholar into high-quality early learning centers.
NAZ EC SITES REPORT EXCELLENT READINESS
Note: Data is self-reported by centers and reflects all rising kindergarteners at the center in Spring/Summer 2018. Three different assessments are used across these four centers. Two of the centers used Teaching Strategies Gold, a State of Minnesota approved assessment.
KINDERGARTEN-READINESS IS KEY INDICATOR FOR NAZ STUDENT SUCCESS
Scholars in 3rd grade who are enrolled in a NAZ early partner learning partner had proficiency rates higher than those who had no record of enrollment.