New Tech Network (NTN) announced at the recent New Tech Network Annual Conference (NTAC) in New Orleans, Louisiana, that Math, Engineering, Technology and Science Academy (Carrolton, Texas) was named recipient of the Chad P. Wick Award for Social Justice. This award is given to a school that demonstrates success in closing the achievement gap for underserved students.
According to College and Work Readiness Assessment—utilized by NTN to test high school students on their skills of critical thinking, analytic reasoning, problem solving, and written communication—METSA showed 118 percent more growth in Deeper Learning than the comparison sample. Also, according to the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), 86 percent of the METSA graduating class of 2011 has enrolled in postsecondary institutions to date. Another 9 percent of METSA students entered the military, police academy and local certificate programs not tracked by NSC.