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ERIC Number: ED573423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Bringing Together Mentoring, Technology, and Whole-School Reform: A First Look at the iMentor College Ready Program. Executive Summary
Merrill, Lisa; Siman, Nina; Wulach, Suzanne; Kang, David
Research Alliance for New York City Schools
iMentor's College Ready Program is a unique approach that combines elements of school-based mentoring, whole school reform, and technology in an effort to help students develop the full suite of knowledge, behaviors, and skills they need to complete high school and enroll and thrive in college. iMentor partners with high schools that serve low-income students, and aims to engage every student at the school, from 9th grade through their high school graduation. Each student is matched with a college-educated mentor; students also attend weekly classes structured around iMentor's College Ready curriculum and taught by iMentor staff. To learn more about the efficacy of iMentor's approach, the Research Alliance for New York City Schools is conducting a mixed-methods evaluation of the College Ready Program in eight New York City high schools. With support from the Social Innovation Fund, the Research Alliance is examining iMentor's roll-out and implementation in these schools, as well as its impact on a range of outcomes related to students' preparation for college. In each school, they are following two cohorts of entering 9th graders who have the opportunity to participate in iMentor, totaling approximately 1,600 students. This summary highlights key findings from the first year of implementation across the eight schools. [For the full report, see ED573422. For the technical appendices, see ED573424.]
Research Alliance for New York City Schools. 285 Mercer Street 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003. Tel: 212-992-7697; Fax: 212-992-4910; e-mail: research.alliance@nyu.edu; Web site: http://www.ranycs.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research-practitioner Partnerships; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Social Innovation Fund (SIF); New Profit
Authoring Institution: New York University, Research Alliance for New York City Schools
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)