The Impact of Small Steps

By the time our students graduate from Small Steps, on average, they score above national norms!

Small Steps partnered with TIMES (Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics) at the University of Houston to conduct a program evaluation in 2018.

The Small Steps outcomes evaluation focuses on the impact of Small Steps’ high-quality education program on student performance, beginning with their enrollment at Small Steps and following their progress through elementary and middle school.

Small Steps students begin the program scoring below national norms in oral language performance as measured by nationally recognized expressive and receptive vocabulary assessments.

Small Steps has again partnered with TIMES at the University of Houston to conduct an update to the evaluation in the 2021-2022 school year. Updated data will illuminate new insights into how our program is helping prepare students for success in elementary school and beyond.

Alumni Spotlight

Small Steps recently celebrated our first college graduate! Louis, who attended Small Steps in 2001 and 2002, graduated from Baylor University in 2019 with a Health Science Studies degree and a goal of becoming a surgeon.

We look forward to cheering Louis on as he continues to pursue his dream.

Reflecting on his experience at Small Steps, Louis wrote, “Small Steps gave me the confidence I have today, and as I look back, I want to thank everyone who has influenced me…Small Steps isn’t just a school, it’s a family.”

Louis recently completed his masters in Biotechnology Health Science at Johns Hopkins University.