SMART Objectives

 

Odyssey Program Evaluation SMART Objectives and Results
Data Comparison (5 year)

Odyssey’s SMART objectives (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-Bound) were created in 2008 to quantify and measure the progress of Odyssey’s students and of the program itself.  The objectives have been continually revised as the program has evolved and are tied to Odyssey’s Strategic Plan (2010-2015).

There are currently 15 SMART objectives. Four are Elementary-specific, three Middle School-specific, and two High School-specific. These nine objectives encompass the academic objectives for which we have five years’ longitudinal data (see 5-year data comparison report below.) Three objectives refer to students’ Commitment to Learning, one pertains to High School Graduation, and the last two focus on Odyssey’s provision of Tools for College. 

 

2012 SMART objectives are aligned into the following categories:  Odyssey Elementary, Odyssey Middle, Odyssey High, Commitment to Learning, Graduate Successfully, and Tools for College.

Program improvement is evidenced:

 *Data for the final 2 objectives of 2012 is not yet available.

Academic- Reading

(1)    Elementary:  80% of elementary students will demonstrate improvement in reading during the six week program.

(2/3) Odyssey:  By the end of the Odyssey program, 70% of Odyssey students will read a minimum of 2 grade level appropriate books and an assortment of supplementary readings as measured by reading logs.  (as of 2011, only elementary and middle schools measure reading, measures are disaggregated)

Academic- Writing

(4/5/6) Odyssey: By the end of the six week program, 80% of Odyssey students will create cross-discipline writing examples demonstrating improvement as measured by a rubric aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards.

Academic- Mathematics

(7)    Elementary: By the end of the six week program, 80% of Odyssey elementary students will demonstrate improvement as measured by gain scores on pre and post tests aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards.

Middle and High School Projects/Presentations:

(8/9)  By the end of the Odyssey summer program, 70% of middle and high school students will meet expectations for the application of mathematics skills through presentations and projects as measured by a rubric aligned with Odyssey and GPS standards.  (as of 2011, this measure is disaggregated by division)

 (2010) grades 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12
2008 data was only provided for high school students.

Commitment to Learning

Student Attendance:
(10)  90% of Odyssey students will miss 3 days or less during the six week Odyssey summer program.

Student Retention:
(11)  60% of Odyssey students who meet admissions criteria will return for the following summer.

 (12)   50% of Odyssey students who complete the six week program during their 9th grade summer will remain in the program through their 12th grade summer.

(2010) Students completed the 9th grade program in 2007
(2011) Students completed the 9th grade program in 2008
(2012) Students completed the 9th grade program in 2009

 

Graduate Successfully:
(13)   90% of Odyssey students participating two or more years between 9th and 12th grades will graduate from high  school.

This is a lagging indicator; data will not be available each year until rising 12th graders matriculate. 

(2012) Odyssey 2011 seniors
(2011) Odyssey 2010 seniors

Tools for College:
(14)  90% of Odyssey students participating in the 11th and 12th grade program (or one or more of these years) will be admitted to one or more college (2 year, 4 year, or technical school).

This is a lagging indicator, reflecting data for the Odyssey senior class of 2011, who graduated high school in Spring 2012.

(2012)  Of the 17 OU 2011 students attending Odyssey for 2 years or more, self-reports from the students indicate that at least 8 were admitted to college in Fall 2012.  (2 returned to Mexico, and we were unable to obtain data from the 6 remaining students.) Receipt of additional data from the National Student Clearinghouse will enable us to update this report in Spring 2013.
(2011)  90% of the 2010 rising seniors were admitted to college.

(15)  90% of Odyssey students participating in rising 11th or 12th grade summers will attend a college, university, or technical school.
This is a lagging indicator, reflecting data for the Odyssey senior class of 2011, who graduated high school in Spring 2012.

(2012)  We are still awaiting confirmation data from the National Student Clearinghouse.

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