While the PRISM contains a legend that explains what labels, symbols, and acronyms across the PRISM mean, exploring the following sections will reveal detailed information on how to read and interpret each section of the PRISM.
A Note on Comparisons. Throughout the PRISM, information from the “Program” is presented first. This is the program’s own data. A comparison is then provided to the program’s city-wide cohort of peers.
- For school year programs this is labeled AQP, the acronym for the Advancing Quality Partnerships initiative.
- For summer programs a comparison is provided to the Summer Learning Project (SLP), a group of programs co-developed and co-taught by community educators and BPS teachers that focus on academics and enrichment, as well as to the Boston Summer Learning Community (BSLC), a diverse group of programs committed to measuring and improving their program practice and building social-emotional skills in youth.
School year partners may also have a comparison to the demographic information from the school with which they partner. If the program does not have an intentional partnership with a school then this section will be left blank. Both school year and summer partners have a comparison to the overall demographics of the Boston Public Schools. These comparisons are provided so programs can see how representative their group of participants is of the larger school and/or school district population.
Each page of the PRISM contains a legend that has more detailed information on what labels, symbols, and acronyms across the PRISM mean. Explore the following sections to learn how to read and interpret each section of the PRISM.
School Year Prism: