WWC Summary of Evidence for this Intervention
Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) Promise Academy Charter Schools
The Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) is a non-profit organization designed to serve low-income children and families living in Harlem in New York City. It provides various community services and supports two public K–12 charter schools, hereafter referred to as the HCZ Promise Academy Charter Schools. The HCZ Promise Academy Charter Schools have a longer school day and year than traditional public schools, and focus on core academic subjects, arts, and physical fitness. They monitor student progress on academic outcomes and provide differentiated instruction for students who have not met required benchmarks. The schools aim to recruit and retain high-quality teachers and use student achievement to evaluate and incentivize teachers. In addition to focusing on academics, the schools educate students and families on character development, healthy lifestyles, and leadership skills. In partnership with the HCZ, the HCZ Promise Academy Charter Schools provide students with various community services and non-academic supports, such as social workers, counseling, and medical and dental services.
As of January 2018, no studies of Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) Promise Academy Charter Schools were found that fell within the
scope of the Charter Schools review protocol and met WWC evidence standards.
Therefore, the WWC is unable to draw any research based conclusions
about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) Promise Academy Charter Schools to improve outcomes in this area.
A group of closely related outcomes.
The number of studies that met WWC design standards and provide evidence of effectiveness. Selecting an item below will display all studies that met WWC design studies in the domain. Selecting a study citation will take you to more information on that study and its findings.
For more, please see the WWC Glossary entry for study rating.
Grades of the students examined in the studies that met WWC design standards, which may not reflect the full range of grades for which the intervention may be used.
The number of students included in the studies that met WWC design standards.
An indicator of the effect of the intervention, the improvement index can be interpreted as the expected change in percentile rank for an average comparison group student if that student had received the intervention.
For more, please see the WWC Glossary entry for improvement index.
The indicator represents the highest level of similarity found between your students and each of the high-quality studies of the intervention. Three filled in ovals indicates that at least one study that met standards was conducted on students very similar to yours. Clicking on the indicator for a study will provide information on the similarity for each of the characteristics you selected.