• In the implementation phase of the Project, measurable student outcomes consisted of improved course grades in algebra and standardized test scores. The first indicator of student success was based on grade comparisons between those students who participated in DREAMS and those who did not. A second measure of student outcomes was improved scores in LAUSD’s quarterly benchmark assessments.
• Students who participated in the DREAMS Project scored significantly higher than their pre-algebra classmates who did not participate in DREAMS. At the same time, the DREAMS students’ scores were brought much closer to that of the algebra students who were already proficient or advanced upon entering the eighth grade.