Cincinnati Student Achievement

Increasing opportunities

Why Is It Important?

Postsecondary education attainment greatly improves the chances of greater lifelong success for our students. Students who receive some sort of postsecondary credential are more likely to be employed and advance in a career. And increasing the number of postsecondary credentials in our community helps to drive a stronger local economy, greater individual earning power and better quality of life.

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Building a solid foundation

Why Is It Important?

Eighth grade math is the first in a series of higher-level math classes students need to succeed in college and life. Students who have not developed a solid math foundation struggle to score high on the ACT and may end up needing remedial math courses in college, which makes getting a degree a longer, costlier process than it is for their more prepared classmates. The message is clear: It's easier to learn the math now than to relearn it later.

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Paving the way to success

A child who can’t read at grade level by 3rd grade is four times less likely to graduate from high school. If this same child lives in poverty, the child is 13 times less likely to graduate. Both kindergarten readiness and 3rd grade reading are key ingredients to future academic success. [...] more about Paving the way to success