scholar metrics.

IT'S ABOUT GROWTH

 

At E.A. Young Academy, challenging educational programs and equitable learning experiences are implemented in a measurable way. Due to the specialized nature of our school, most of our scholars perform at or above grade level. Therefore, standardized tests based upon grade level content mastery are not as useful in gauging progress.

 

So how do we know if what we are doing is working? E.A. Young Academy employs a wide variety of formative and summative assessments to ensure that our scholars are developing the knowledge and skills they need to develop the learning, thinking and life skills necessary for success.

One way we use to measure growth is through the Northwest Evaluation Association’s (NWEA) Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. Many of our scholars could pass minimum standards-based exams for their grade level at the beginning of the year. The MAP assessment, however, tracks the amount of growth over the course of the year regardless of where scholars begin. 

It's About Mastery

 

E.A. Young Academy leads the way with college readiness exams such as the ACT and SAT.  Tables 2 and 3 represent the average national ACT  and SAT scores respectively, their College Readiness Benchmark score and the E.A. Young Academy score for 2019.  Although we do things differently at Young Academy, our instructional model translates exceptionally well!

Table 2 

Table 3 

The percentage of growth score from the 2018-2019 academic year for E.A. Young Academy scholars is represented in Table 1. This score compares the actual year’s growth to the projected growth. For example, if NWEA projects a student will “grow” 2 points and they show 4 points of growth, the growth percentage would be 200%.

Table 1 

It's About Merit

Additionally, E.A. Young Academy demonstrates that we are small but mighty by out placing many high schools 100s of times our size in the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Of the 1.6 million entrants, approximately 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores qualify for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program. 


In early September, about 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists. Each February, some 15,000 Semifinalists are notified that they have advanced to Finalist standing. Our National Merit Scholarship recognition may be seen below:

 

2019-20 National Merit Scholarship Program recognition:

National Merit Scholarship Program, Finalist

National Merit Scholarship Program, Semi-Finalist

National Merit Scholarship Program, Commended Scholar

National Hispanic Recognition Program

 

2018-19 National Merit Scholarship Program recognition:

National Merit Scholarship Program, Commended Scholar

 

2017-18 National Merit Scholarship Program recognition:
National Merit Scholarship Program, Finalist
National Merit Scholarship Program, Commended Scholar
National Merit Scholarship Program, Hispanic Scholar

E.A. Young Academy does  not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, financial aid, and other school sponsored programs. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, scholars, volunteers, and community.