STRIVE
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What is STRIVE


The S.T.R.I.V.E. Program or Success Through Incentive Vision Effort was implemented in the summer of 1997 by Officer Flo Wormely, (Police Probation Team), of the Toledo Police Department, with the goal of assisting elementary through high school students prepare for better scores on state-mandated proficiency tests.

S.T.R.I.V.E. Enrichment and Tutoring Program was designed to improve homework grades and provide students with the tools and skills needed to excel in school; a joint project with the Greater Toledo Urban League, Inc. and the Toledo Police Department. The program is housed at Scott High School and serves students from elementary through high school.

Program Highlights

  • 105 high school students were administered the proficiency test
  • 153 tests were administered to 105 high school students
  • Out of 153 parts of the proficiency test that was administered, 79 parts of the test were passed
  • 100% of students who were administered the reading portion of the proficiency test passed
  • 67% of students who were administered the writing portion of the proficiency test passed
  • 40% of students who were administered the math portion of the proficiency test passed
  • 43% of students who were administered the citizenship portion of the proficiency test passed
  • 69% of students who were administered the science portion of the proficiency exam passed
  • 10 of 25 seniors who did not graduate due to proficiency scores, received their diplomas after passing tests administered by the S.T.R.I.V.E. Program
  • 40 of the 105 students completed their high school proficiency requirements through the S.T.R.I.V.E. Program
  • 60 elementary and junior high students received reading and math enrichment assistance

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