Quantitative and Qualitative Data ACCESS measures quantitative and qualitative goals. Quantitative goals are set by program capacity and demographic goals to teach underserved children; specifically: girls, black children, Hispanic children and first-generation immigrants or children of immigrants.

Our qualitative goals are that at least 90% of ACCESS students: attend school regularly with low rates of absenteeism, meet or exceed state academic standards, graduate high school, enroll in college, graduate college, earn salaries at or above $50,000.

We track our qualitative and qualitative data in house and work with an analyst to make data driven decisions.

Results ACCESS qualitative data from 2007 to 2019 shows the following:


100% of ACCESS students graduate high school compared to 66.5% of their peers.

 Bridgeport has the lowest graduation rate in the state according to the four-year, five-year and six-year graduation rate reports by the Connecticut Department of Education. Bridgeport’s graduation rate of 66.5% is almost five points lower than the second lowest rate.

  • ACCESS Students Graduate H.S. 100% 100%
  • Comparitive Student Peers 66.5% 66.5%
  • ACCESS Students Who Enroll in College 100% 100%
  • Comparitive Student Peers 59% 59%

99.8% of ACCESS students enroll in college compared to 59% of their peers.

The 2016-17 Connecticut Department of Education Bridgeport School District Profile and Performance Report shows the rate of students who enroll in college within a year of graduation is 59% in Bridgeport.

100% of ACCESS students attend school regularly with low rates of absenteeism compared to 82% of their peers.

According to the Connecticut Department of Education, 21% of Bridgeport public school students, 4, 055 children, in 2015-2016 qualified as truant under state statute. The “chronic absenteeism” rate in 2016-17 was 18%.

  • ACCESS Students With Low Absenteeism 100% 100%
  • Comparitive Student Peers 82% 82%
  • ACCESS Students Who Meet/Exceed State Academic Standards 100% 100%
  • Comparitive Student Peers 10% 10%

100% of ACCESS students are meeting or exceeding state academic standards compared to 10% of their peers.

 In 2016-17, only 10.2% of 10th graders were at or above goal on the Connecticut Mastery Tests. The same year, only 16% of students who took the SATs scored “adequately or better” in math. Over 47% scored below 400 with a “minimal understanding” of math. A majority of students graduate from Bridgeport public schools without being able to pass basic testing in English, math and science.

The Connecticut Department of Education tests 11th and 12th graders’ ability to meet the benchmark on at least one college readiness exam.

In the 2016-17 school year only 17% of Bridgeport 11th and 12th grade students could pass a college readiness exam. In the neighboring town of Fairfield, 70% of 11th and 12th graders passed a college readiness exam and 44% in the State of Connecticut.

  • Bridgeport Schools 11th & 12 Graders Able to Pass College Readiness Exam During 2016—2017 School Year 17% 17%
  • Fairfield Schools 11th & 12 Graders Able to Pass College Readiness Exam During 2016—2017 School Year 70% 70%


ACCESS students who graduated college

and are either working in a STEM field with starting salaries at or above $50,000 or are enrolled in graduate school.

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