80 Students Pilot ACT® Prep Course

Students have 60 minutes to answer 60 questions on the ACT® Math test. For some students, achieving this is easier said than done – let alone earning a 21 or higher composite score, which best prepares them for enrolling in college. Thanks to a new ACT® Math prep course available to students in Summit County, tackling the ACT® Math test is now a bit more feasible. Read more about the ACT Math prep class Akron Early College High School piloted in spring 2016. READ MORE»

Re-Aligning Goal Setting

Data is no longer a burden for Summit Education Initiative (SEI)’s out of school time partners (OSTPs). After several years in development, the OSTP Portal has launched to provide organizations working with students outside of school better access to students’ information. This process relieves OSTPs of extra work and time they could spend interacting more with students. Read more in this story. READ MORE»

Setting an Example

While the bulk of Summit Education Initiative (SEI)’s work occurs behind-the-scenes, sometimes face-to-face conversation and in-person demonstrations best represent our support for community partners and their work. In fall 2016, Dr. Matthew Deevers, senior research associate at SEI, joined the International Institute of Akron (IIA)’s education department for a series of 16 for Success kit training sessions with local families.  READ MORE»