F4K used by 475,000 students in 75 school districts in North Carolina 999 volunteer mentors and coaches are available to students from 255 active North Carolina employers. Sample Size
The SAS® Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS®) for K-12, linked to each school’s SIS was used to compare the academic results of 475,000 students that used F4K with all North Carolina students in grades 6 to 12. SAS EVAAS
Students using F4K benefit in several interrelated academic areas: They make more progress than their peers, based on higher End-of-Course (EOC) and End-of-Grade (EOG) test scores Results were especially strong in key STEM areas such as Mathematics The positive impact on EOC and EOG scores increases the longer a student participates in F4K and the greater the student’s usage The Results
Duke Evaluation Duke Evaluation In a separate study of North Carolina secondary students Duke University’s Center for Child and Family Policy found that 91% of students surveyed agreed that “F4K helped me realize I need to do well in school to get the kind of job I want”, and 88% were “More excited about graduating from high school after working with F4K.”
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"F4K will be the 'Gold Standard' for career exploration in the next five years.“ Dan Walker, Chief Talent Officer, Apple Computer "F4K is the best answer we have found for our workforce needs over the next decade.“ Mark Dold, Manager of Marketing, Support Services, John Deere "In my 30 plus years in the chamber profession, I have never seen a more dynamic and promising workforce development initiative. Harvey A. Schmitt, President and CEO, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce "F4K is a powerful tool to help our students see the importance of staying in school.” Brenda Jones, Career & Technical Education Middle Grades Consultant, NCDPI "This is exactly the tool for which educators have been waiting.” Cynthia Floyd Boyd, K-12 School Counseling Consultant, NC Department of Public Instruction Comments
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