Evaluation of the Philadelphia GEAR UP Partnership Initiative

Posted by Metis Associates on July 10, 2017

[PHENND was a proud partner in this program.]

Over the past seven years, Metis Associates, a national research and consulting firm, has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia to evaluate the US Department of Education-funded Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant, which was implemented in 26 middle schools and seven high schools.

The comprehensive evaluation examined the effectiveness of the program model and identified promising practices, challenges, and areas for growth. A rigorous impact study showed that GEAR UP has had a positive, significant impact on on-time high school graduation and college enrollment in comparison to other similar students in the district.

Click here for the results of the culminating impact study of the Philadelphia GEAR UP program and the methods that Metis used to evaluate the program. Please contact Julia Alemany at jalemany@metisassoc.com if you would like additional information or to learn more about our services for GEAR UP and other college and career readiness programs.


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