At TOP, we’re committed to your child’s success.
Each year, we screen our students on multiple levels—cognitive, language, physical, social, and emotional development. Sometimes, this reveals a potential learning or developmental challenge, and we’re able to intervene in partnership with our community resources.
Each fall and spring, TOP children 3 to 5 years old participate in Pearson Work Sampling System assessments—a nationally recognized assessment used to individualize instruction, communicate with families more effectively, and measure students’ outcomes.
2020–2021 Exit Outcomes for (150) 4-Year-Old Students
|Indicator Measured||2020-2021 Proficiency||8 to 9-Month Proficiency Gain|
|Language and Literacy||90%||60%|
|Language and Literacy (ELL)||75%||75%|
* Because TOP closed mid-year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only beginning and middle year assessments were given during the 2019-2020 school year.
Additionally, students who graduate from TOP Early Learning Centers opt into a longitudinal study conducted by Wichita State University.
Thus far, we have determined:
- TOP graduates average a 95% attendance rate compared to the control group’s rate of 93%.
- Overall, TOP graduates are 35% less likely than the demographically matched control group to be in special education.
- Combining all grades, on average, TOP graduates are 60% less likely than the control group to have repeat discipline referrals.
- On average, TOP graduates have a 2.78 Grade Point Average (GPA) compared to the control group’s 2.54 GPA.
- 39% of TOP graduates are in the upper 20% of their classes when it comes to appropriate behavior.
- 38% of TOP graduates are in the upper 20% of their classes when it comes to competent social interactions.
- 34% of TOP graduates are in the upper 20% of their classes when it comes to emotional maturity.
- On reading standardized tests, TOP graduates in all seven grades tested were less likely to perform below grade level (Level 1) than their control group peers and more likely to perform at grade level and progressing toward college readiness (Level 3).
- On math standardized tests, TOP graduates in all seven grades tested were less likely to perform below grade level (Level 1) than their control group peers and more likely to perform at grade level and progressing toward college readiness (Level 3).
“The amount our children have actually learned from attending TOP Early Learning Center South is astounding! They come home sharing all sorts of new knowledge and interesting facts. They excitedly talk about their fun experiences and activities, with each new day!”
– Megan L. | Parent, TOP Early Learning Centers