Data Results: 2012-2013
- In our Civic Assessment, Kid Power students improved from 75% to 81% with a 75% benchmark.
- In our Nutritional Assessment, Kid Power students improved from 67% to 77% with a 75% benchmark.
- Our students improved from a 68% "good behavior" score to 81% in our Social Assessment.
- 100% of our students graduated to the next grade level.
- We maintained an 80% attendance level.
- 96% of parents rated Kid Power Programming as "excellent" or "good."
- 88% of parents felt that their children had a better attitude about school, showed more respect and improved behavior, were more confident, demonstrated healthier eating habits, and had a better sense of community after participating in our program.
Kid Power Outputs: 2012-2013
- In the 2012-2013 school year, our students completed 36 weeks of daily Academic Power Hour, Citizenship, VeggieTime, and CookieTime programming.
- In those 36 weeks students completed 23,955 hours of academic support; 10,200 hours of service learning; 4,663 hours of gardening and cooking; and 18,753 hours focusing on nutrition and environmental science.
- This summer, students participated in 6 weeks of academic enrichment in our Summer Leadership Academy.
- Our students participated in 18 major service projects including MLK and Global Youth Service Day activities.
- Volunteers contributed over 16,000 service hours.
How We Collect Our Data:
Kid Power collects data daily, weekly, monthly, and annually.
Annually, students complete the Kid Power-created Youth Development Assessment which measures civic and nutritional knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. They also take two academic tests, one in October and one in June. Family surveys are also administered at the start and end of the school year.
Monthly, staff complete the YDA-Social Behavior Assessments to track ten indicators of positive character development: cooperation, leadership, responsibility, etc.
Weekly, Kid Power senior staff complete score cards. These score cards measure student grades on a scale from red to green, enrollment and attendance at sites, unusual incidents or student dropouts, student suspensions, volunteer and service hours, the status of the site garden, and parental involvement. Site coordinators also complete weekly reports for their site. These include successes and difficulties the program faced that week, barriers to program implementation, hours spent on the different program activities, family phone call logs, and individual student information.
Why We Collect Our Data:
Our data is used to make adjustments and improvements in curriculum, program logistics, family engagement, and organizational systems.