The flagship program of Peter Paul Development Center (PPDC) is the Youth Program, which is comprised of the After School Learning Immersion Program and eight-week Summer Promise. The program is distinct because it requires daily attendance of every student, assesses students at least twice per year, and provides academic instruction and enrichment opportunities.
Short-term Youth Program outcomes include improved school attendance, improved attitudes towards learning, improved instructional readiness, fewer overall behavior problems, enhanced exposure to positive experiences, and enhanced involvement in healthy activities. Our long-term goal is for students to graduate from high school and be prepared for life after high school graduation—specifically higher education or career.
PPDC uses the Northwest Evaluation Association’s Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment to determine individual students’ academic skill levels and growth throughout the program. MAP is a computer-based test, which is adaptive in nature so that it can reasonably assess the student’s skill level. The test is aligned with the Common Core Standards and assesses students on one scale, with individual growth projections for each student.
For our latest data and outcomes, please click here to view our 2015-2016 Annual Report.