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1 Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program Findings and Analysis Cohort 2 November 15, 2011 Trinity College/Hartford Magnet Middle School Sacred Heart University/Winthrop Middle School

2 The overall objectives of the Jones- Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Project : Encourage middle school students to aspire to higher education levels and to graduate from high school. Reduce high school "drop out" rates. Remediate competency in two foundational skill areas: language skills and mathematics quantitative skills. Build self-confidence and positive social values in tutored students. Develop an appreciation among college students for the teaching profession.

3 Methodology- Quantitative Data Collection Tracked students either by direct contact of the mentees or the district’s guidance counselors. Contacted local High Schools Conducted an Electronic investigation, using Face-book, Classmates.com, and Myspace.com.

4 Findings and Results Cohort numbers 23 High School Graduate 21 Drop out 2 Unknown 0

5 Trinity College/Hartford Magnet School A Comparison of High School Graduation Rates 2011 Graduation Rates 2008 Graduation Rates

6 Findings and Results Cohort number 39 High School Graduate 29 Drop out3 Unknown7

7 Sacred Heart/Wintrop Middle School A Comparison of High School Graduation Rates 2011 Graduation Rates 2008 Graduation Rates

8 Combined Cohort number 61 High School Graduate 50 Drop out5 Unknown7

9 A Comparison of 2008 and 2011 High School Graduation Rates– Sacred Heart/Trinity Combined 2011 Graduation Rates 2008 Graduation Rates

10 College Bound Trinity College/Hartford Magnet School

11 Findings and Results Trinity College/Hartford Magnet Middle School

12 College Bound Sacred Heart/Winthrop Middle School

13 Findings and Results Sacred Heart/Winthrop Middle School

14 High School Dropout Rates National High School Graduation Rate at around 71% National High School Graduation Rate in nation’s 50 largest cities was 53% Bridgeport School District Graduation Rate at 55.4% Hartford School District Graduation Rate at 53.5% Connecticut High School Graduation Rate for Black males was 55.7% and Black females was 70.3% Connecticut High School Graduation Rate for Hispanic males was % and Hispanic females was 58.5% (Graduation rate data is basis on the Class of 2008)

15 Other Salient Points Dropouts of the Connecticut high school class of 2008 will lose more than $2.5 billion in lifetime earnings because they lack a high school diploma. Each class of high school dropouts costs the state approximately $155.4 million in additional lifetime healthcare costs. Even a five percent increase in male graduation rates would add over $63 million to the state’s economy each year.

16 Discussion What are the implications of these findings? Where do we go from here?


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