Assessment and Results

Horizons students show positive and significant improvements.

Students show positive and significant improvements during the 6 week summer session.

Horizons is committed to rigorous evaluation. Horizons partners with two education data assessment firms, Wireless Generation and Renaissance Learning to generate useful and accurate pre- and post-reading and math assessments. Wireless Generation’s mClass DIBELS is used for Kindergarten through second grade reading assessment, and Renaissance Learning’s STAR Reading and Math are used for grades three through eight.

Results over multiple years show that:

  • Horizons students show positive and significant improvements, on average 2-3 months of growth during the six-week summer session
  • The greatest effect is on students with the most room for improvement but Horizons also helps higher performing students thrive
  • Students that have been in the program for at least three years demonstrate even greater results