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The ACES program is a collaboration between MCPS, Montgomery College (MC), and the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) to create a seamless pathway from high school to college completion. The first year formative evaluation of the ACES program focused on students in Grades 11 and 12 in 10 MCPS schools with the ACES program. Students in the ACES program met one or more of the following risk factors: low income or single parent household; member of an underrepresented race/ethnicity group in higher education (such as Black or African American or Hispanic/Latino students); first generation college student; students with disabilities or in special education; immigrant or child of immigrant parents; homeless students or those living in unstable conditions. The goal of the evaluation was to document whether and how well the ACES program components are being implemented and to provide feedback to relevant stakeholders for the program’s improvement as well as its ongoing development. This report focuses on a portion of the formative evaluation, describing ACES student and staff perceptions on their experiences and satisfaction with the first year of the program implementation. The findings from surveys and interviews and are described in the report.
Evaluation of ACES Year One_Final.pdf (925KB PDF)