Blueprint has a demonstrated record of proven effectiveness collaborating with districts and schools to promote rapid, significant and sustainable improvement in achievement in settings with significant populations of high-poverty students, English Language Learners, and students with disabilities. Through our work, Blueprint is supporting urban schools across the nation in closing the opportunity gap.
The Renaissance STAR Math Assessment is a computer-adaptive test assessing students' math skills and progression throughout the school year. Blueprint Scholars take the STAR-Math Assessment to determine progress throughout the school year. In essence, each student is expected to make a month's worth of growth each month to project a scholar to be on grade level each month. Highlighted in the graph below, Blueprint scholars on average made 1.4 months of progress nationally. Individual regions are highlighted as well. In these regions Blueprint scholars are closing opportunity gaps!
*Oakland Unified School District data reflects growth from the beginning of the year to the middle of the year due to a teacher strike that limited end of year testing.
The graph below demonstrates how each region grew with the comparison point being the students who are in a similar starting ranking as our students. Any value over 0 shows that students are growing in comparison to other students in their grade level.
2020 - 2022 Mathmatica Study Results
During the 20-21 and 21-22 school years, Mathematica conducted a study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to learn about their innovative approaches to tutoring as part of its Middle Years Math body of work. Here are the results of Blueprint’s participation in that study.
Student & Fellow Perception Surveys
Three times each year, Blueprint administers comprehensive perception surveys to all of our students and Math Fellows (tutors). We ask for feedback and input on a wide range of topics that include: knowing what they know and where they want to be in math, their satisfaction working with their Math Fellow and building math confidence for future years for students and growth in confidence in tutoring, value of professional learning and support/coaching from their site manager for Math Fellows. Our perception surveys align with and provides important real-time, actionable information about how we are doing in regards to the Math Fellows Program's three programmatic goals:1. Close opportunity gaps in math 2. Build student confidence in and enjoyment of math and 3. Support Tutor-to-Teacher Pipeline pathways.
Student Perception Survey
Here’s what students are saying about their experiences with Blueprint Math Tutoring:
“I'm really thankful that my math fellow has helped me during hard math times. I didn't like math before but then I realized that math is a challenge that I can face without giving up and I'm very thankful to [my Fellow].”
“I love how the program is set up in groups and it makes it much easier to learn. I also like how all my Math Fellows are kind and are always willing to help everyone out if they're struggling.”
“I really like my Math Fellow and they make me feel comfortable asking questions when I need help. She is one of the reasons I became confident in math and a part of my success in the subject.”
Fellow Perception Survey
Here’s what Fellows say about their experiences as a Blueprint Math Fellow:
"I think my greatest accomplishment as a Fellow would be the progress I've made in my teaching style. For a while, I struggled with keeping time, and I felt like I struggled with explaining topics. But now I have class timing down and I think I've gotten a lot better at explaining topics to students."
"My greatest accomplishment this year has been earning the trust and respect of my students over time. Most of my students appreciate the structure Blueprint brings to their school day and to their lives."
"My greatest accomplishment would have to be when a core math teacher said that one of my students has improved so much with her math skills since working with me."
"I've had various students that I had rough relationships with when starting out. By far, most have been turned around and become positive. That has helped me look forward to seeing my students in all of my classes."
PAUL A. DEVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (BOSTON, MA)
From 2014-2017 Blueprint served as the School Operator at the Dever Elementary School. For the first time in 20 years, Dever students' math performance matched or outpaced that of Boston Public Schools and state students.
Students in grades 2 through 5 at Dever Elementary School take the Achievement Network (ANet) assessment four times per year in both English Language Arts and Math. On the December 2016 ANet assessment, students in grades 2 through 5 matched the average score of 54 mostly Level 1, 2, and 3 schools in Massachusetts in English Language Arts (ELA) and ranked #7 out of 37 schools in Math.
As a result of 2016-2017 achievement testing, one out of every six students in the 5th grade at Dever is eligible to enroll in an Advanced Work Program when they matriculate to 6th grade next year.
BENTLEY ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL (SALEM, MA)
Blueprint served as the School Operator for the Bentley Elementary during the 2014-2015 school year and as a partner with the school, known as Bentley Academy Charter School as of 2015-2016 school year, until 2017. After one year, the school had the highest percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced in Math in school history.
In English Language Arts, the percent of students scoring proficient or advanced on the 2015 MCAS was the highest in nine years (2006) and the second highest school history.
Student growth in ELA was the highest in seven years (2008) and the second best in school history.
After two years of partnership, Bentley moved from Level 4 status (chronically underperforming) to Level 1 on the Massachusetts Framework for District Accountability and Assistance.
During the final year partnering with the Bentley, the student growth percentile in 4th grade math was the highest in school history and the percentage of students scoring in the lowest category was the lowest in school history. The student growth percentile increased from 59 in 2015 to 83.5 in 2017 and the percentage of students scoring in the lowest category on the MCAS dropped from 12% to 0%. 4th grade students who met or exceeded expectations on the MCAS increased from 42% to 63%. The 63% of students marked the first time in the 20 year history of MCAS testing that the Bentley met or exceeded the Massachusetts average (49% in 2017). 2017 also marked the first year in school history that no students scored in the lowest category (warning) on the MCAS.
BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
In 2015, after two years of school improvement partnership with English High School, the percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced in English Language Arts (ELA) was the highest since MCAS testing began 17 years ago.
The percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced in Math was the highest in 17 years.
The percentage of English Language Learners scoring proficient or advanced in ELA in was the highest in school history.
On the 2015 MCAS, English High School had the highest student growth rate in Math in school history.
On the 2015 MCAS, 10th graders at English High School had the highest growth in Math in Massachusetts.
In 2015, after two years of partnership with Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy (K-5), the school ranked #3 for student growth performance in Math and #15 for ELA out of 87 schools in Boston that administered the 2015 PARCC.
5th graders at Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy had the highest math growth in Massachusetts during the 2014-2015 school year.
DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
In 2012, after one year of partnership, all schools in Denver that implemented Blueprint’s five school improvement strategies:
- Outperformed Denver Public Schools in percentage point gain for students scoring either proficient or advanced in reading.
- Three out of six schools ranked in the top 7% of schools statewide for growth in reading.
- All partner schools ranked in the top 13% of 1,829 schools in the State of Colorado for student growth in math using Colorado’s Median Growth Percentile metric.
Out of 992 elementary schools in Colorado:
- Green Valley Elementary School ranked #3 for student performance growth in Math and #49 for reading.
- McGlone Elementary School ranked #9 for student performance growth in Math and #59 for reading.
Out of 336 high schools in Colorado:
- High Tech High School ranked #5 for student performance growth in Math, which is greater than 98% of all other high schools in Colorado.
- Collegiate Prep Academy ranked #25 for student performance growth in Math.
- Out of 501 middle schools in Colorado, Noel Community Arts ranked #20 for student performance growth in Math.
- Denver Center for International Studies ranked #64 for student performance growth in Math.
For the first time in its 33 year history, Montbello High School in Denver Public Schools saw 100% of its graduating seniors accepted to a two or four year post-secondary school in 2013.
ST. LOUIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The Blueprint Math Fellows Program has been implemented in St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) since the 2014-2015 school year with positive results.