Success Boston Coaching: College Persistence and Completion Report

October 13, 2021

By Tamara Linkow, Kelly Lack, Erin Bumgarner, Austin Nichols and Tori Morris (Abt Associates)

The latest in the series of annual evaluations of the impact of Success Boston’s coaching model on student measures of success finds continuing evidence of the positive effects of coaching in the first two years of a student’s higher education. However, researchers from Abt Associates caution that the gains fade somewhat in the years after coaching ends. This report looks at persistence for students in the Boston Public Schools’ graduating classes of 2013 to 2016, including college completion data for students in the Class of 2013.