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In the Spring of 2019, OnTrack gave out its first round of scholarships to seniors who use the OnTrack program. These seniors completed the OnTrack program and filled out our application, including a creative submission about mentorship. We were blown away by many of the submissions we received, and it was difficult choosing just 17 recipients.
The 17 deserving winners attend schools/programs from 9 different states, and it’s a diverse group with almost all winners being students of color, including students who identify as Black, Latinx, Asian American, and Native American.
We had the winners send in videos and the Uncommon Individual Foundation’s Media team put together this edited version of our various winners:
2018-2019 School Year Data
In the Spring of 2017, OnTrack began working with an independent education data consulting firm called School Frontiers. With School Frontiers’ help, we developed updated pre- and post-surveys for the 2018-2019 school year. Here’s what those surveys showed:
- 80% of the students who completed both surveys improved their score from the pre- to the post-survey.
- That number is 85% for 11th and 12th graders, where the questions are tougher and they were more likely to answer them wrong on the pre-survey
- We asked 36 knowledge-based questions across the four grades, and students’ aggregate score went up on all 36 questions
The jump in knowledge can particularly be seen on questions where students struggled on the pre-survey:
- On pre-survey questions where students answered correctly less than 40% of the time, the average knowledge gain on the post-survey was 163%
- To give you an example of what that jump means – on one of the 12th grade questions, students got the answer right 27% of the time on the pre-survey and 72% of the time on the post-survey - that’s a 166% knowledge gain, close to our average for those types of questions
- Here are the 11th and 12th grade survey results to show you some of the data we used: