Why The Noble Academy
In the fall of 2013, our sister campus – Pritzker College Prep - decided to engage two freshmen classes of 15 students in student centered seminar discussion - better known as Harkness.
Can students really learn by simply talking to each other?
13% of the students scored a perfect 25 on EXPLORE Reading.
- 30% of the students scored a near perfect 24 – meaning that a total of almost half scored near perfect on Reading.
- 77% scored 21 or over where college ready is considered a 22 - remember these are freshmen!
- A few students in this group scored in the high twenties on the ACT – at the end of their freshmen year.
- Finally, their average reading score of 21.7 surpassed the Noble Network high on the ACT in Reading of 21.6 (UIC) and Pritzker's own 20.6.
Not only did the Harkness freshmen cohort already reach college level readying scores two years ahead of schedule, they grew over 3 points in a single year – a historical network high!
Why Harkness Works
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