A Proven Track Record
ISA students are succeeding!
ISA achieves strong results in some of our country’s most challenging public high schools where ¾ of students are eligible for free lunch and nearly two-thirds start ninth grade with significant deficits in mathematics and reading. Only 36% scored proficient in math and 31% scored proficient in reading on 8th grade state tests.
Two independent external studies of ISA schools by the Academy for Educational Development and IMPAQ International found that ISA has a large and positive effect on student achievement, significantly improving high school attendance, credit accumulation, grade promotion, high school graduation rates, and college attendance and persistence rates.
ISA’s Model has been approved by the US Department of Education as an evidence-based whole school reform model, which requires that there is at least one study that meets the What Works Clearinghouse standards, which, in itself, is a high bar to achieve.