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  • 1. Roadtrip Nation Empowering students to define their own Roads in life Brian McAllister – Founder Annie Mais – Education Director
  • 2. Roadtrip Nation and Hobsons
  • 3. Roadtrip Nation
  • 4. Roadtrip Nation
  • 5. Roadtrip Nation The Roadtrip - 3 months on the road - 17,000 miles driven - 85 interviews filmed - Featured in Forbes Magazine - Book deal with Random House - Publicity tour
  • 6. The Roadtrip Nation Interview Archive
  • 7. The Roadtrip Nation Experience 12 multi-modal lessons Cold-Calls Student Interviews Student Community
  • 8. EPIC Evaluation Study During the 2011-2012 academic school year, Dr. David Conley and his team from EPIC conducted a “deep dive” evaluation on The Roadtrip Nation Experience in three San Jose Unified School District PLUS Academies. This multi-method evaluation used the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Deeper Learning Rubric to answer the question: How and to what extent does The Roadtrip Nation Experience foster students’ Deeper Learning?
  • 9. Key Insights and Discoveries Insight #1 Significant Increase in Student Self-Efficacy: •For almost every question administered on a final EPIC survey, Roadtrip Nation students at all three schools most frequently selected “I can do better” over all other response options. •In addition, more Roadtrip Nation students selected “I can do better” than those not participating in the program. •This finding is significant evidence of The Roadtrip Nation Experience supporting students’ development of self- awareness and desire to improve. •Roadtrip Nation students not only identified the need to do better—they did do better.
  • 10. Key Insights and Discoveries Insight #2 GPA Increase: •Roadtrip Nation students ended the academic year with a higher average GPA than comparison students, and they improved their average GPA by twice the rate of their peers. •The average GPA of Roadtrip Nation students increased from 2.35 to 2.75, compared to a 2.4 to 2.6 increase in non-participating students. •This increase in average GPA is interesting, because the program itself does not focus on academic achievement. The program’s focus revolves around behaviors, attitudes, and strategies —“noncognitive” factors that hold a direct positive relationship to students’ concurrent and future outcomes.
  • 11. Your Feedback Matters! Thank you for attending the Naviance Summer Institute 2013! We greatly appreciate your feedback, please complete a brief evaluation for this session at: