Youth Education

Head Start Chart 2017 reduced

SENCA Head Start students grew in all developmental domains from fall of 2016 to spring of 2017.

The chart shows how SENCA Head Start children were performing by the children performing below expectations overall dropped from 19% to only 6% by the end of the year showing significant growth.  The greatest gains across all domains were in the area of mathematics. In fall 2016, 50 students entered Head Start performing below expectations. By the end of the school year only 14 students remained below expectations, while 133 were meeting or exceeding expectations. When looking at the data by age groups, the 3-year olds showed the most growth in the cognitive developmental domain and the 4-year olds showed the most growth in mathematics. Both girls and boys showed the most growth in math. There were four children that growth was unable to be assessed on due to their leaving the program prior to the end of the year.

The children exceeding expectations drastically increased from 9% to 40% by the end of the year. When combining the meeting expectations and exceeding expectations categories, 81% fell in those two categories in fall 2016 and 94% were in those two categories by year end. This resulted in a growth of 13% just in those two categories. When added with the growth of children below expectations, the result is a 26% overall growth in SENCA Head Start children.