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Scholars gain academic skills in BELL Afterschool



Dorchester, MA - September 13, 2013 - BELL scholars gained academic skills in the BELL Afterschool program, according to the program's annual evaluation report. Test results from the 2012-2013 program show increases in literacy and math skills, as well as self-confidence and social skills.

Academic Growth

Scholars entered the BELL After School program performing at the 33rd percentile in reading and the 27th percentile in math. At the end of the program, scholars advanced to the 37th and 33rd percentiles, respectively.

Scholars gained new literacy and math skills at a faster rate than their peers during the school year, according to a positive NCE score.

Enrollment & Attendance

A total of 4,072 scholars in grades K-8 enrolled in the BELL After School at 35 public schools.

Scholars achieved an average daily attendance rate of 83%.

Parent Engagement & Satisfaction

90% of parents reported high satisfaction with BELL's expanded learning programs.

95% of parents reported that they were more engaged in their scholar's education because of BELL.


View and share the 2012-2013 BELL After School evaluation report below, or visit BELL's stack of evaluation reports.

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