Summer test scores typically increase, in six weeks, from pre-test averages of 30% to post-test averages of 90%. On program evaluations, typically about 98% of students grade the program with A’s or B’s (85% A’s). Parent grades are even higher. For students who have participated in the Math Corps for at least three summers, the average ACT math score is over 20, significantly higher than Detroit’s average and on par with state and national results. Best estimates place the high school graduation rate for Math Corps students at over 95%, with about 90% of those students going on to college.
A study by Mathematica Policy Research, funded by the National Science Foundation, found the following
- Students who attend the Math Corps Summer Camp demonstrate significant gains in math achievement.
- Participation in the Math Corps significantly increases college enrollment, with large effect, and longer participation is associated with higher college graduation rates as well.