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Degrees Of Change

Research

WE ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS

As data-driven proponents of educational equity, we rigorously evaluate our work and continually assess its impact. Explore some of the reports that measure and articulate the impact of our program models.

THEORY OF CHANGE

Our program models are informed by a rigorous, literature-based theory of change developed by Degrees of Change CEO and Act Six Founder, Tim Herron, in his doctoral dissertation at University of Washington. His study found significant positive effects of the Act Six model when compared to a propensity-score matched comparison group.

ACT SIX NCAN CASE STUDY

In 2017 the National College Attainment Network (NCAN) authored a case study on Act Six, spotlighting Act Six’s high college completion rates while examining key components of the program’s unique model.

ACT SIX EXTERNAL EVALUATION

In 2007, Wilder Research conducted a formal evaluation of the early Act Six program at Whitworth University, as the first cadre was preparing to graduate. The year-long project resulted in a 220-page report identifying multiple positive effects.

READY TO RISE CLAREMONT EVALUATION CENTER REPORTS

To measure and understand the impact of Ready to Rise, College Spark Washington and Degrees of Change are contracting with Claremont Evaluation Center at Claremont Graduate University in a five-year formal evaluation of the project.

Research

THEY CHOOSE TO LEAD

While the numbers are compelling, the best expression of our work is what our alumni choose to do with their lives. Explore compelling stories of our alumni's impact in the world.
Alumni at Work