Student Outcomes

At Horizons, we capture a broad range of information and use that data for continuous improvement. Since 1995, Horizons National has worked closely with third-party evaluators and education data companies, including Yale University, Amplify, and Renaissance Learning, to assess the effectiveness of the program. In a recent study of 5 years of school district data for Horizons students and their peers, Horizons students achieved significantly: 

  • Consistent gains of 8-12 weeks grade equivalence in reading and math over each 6-week summer session
  • Higher attendance rates
  • Lower rates of chronic absenteeism
  • Higher scores on standardized assessments of elementary math and science
  • Higher GPAs in 9th grade
  • More course credit earned in 9th and 10th grade
  • Fewer incidents of repeating a grade
  • Fewer disciplinary referrals