We are so proud of our work and our impact! We are thrilled that our scholars look forward to returning to our program year after year. We see immense improvement from our scholars in their reading levels and confidence each year.
In 2019, Wise Readers to Leaders served more scholars than ever! All 474 scholars were assessed throughout the summer to determine overall program effect on scholar academic gain.
Kindergarteners & 1st Graders
Kindergarten and first grade students were assessed using sight words. Our students worked their way through sight word phrase books, trying to pass levels and move up to more difficult words. For reference, kindergartners are expected to know 20 sight words by the end of the year and 1st graders are expected to know 100 sight words. By the end of the summer, our K1s had gained an average of 82 words, across all six program sites! This is nearly a school year’s worth of sight world learning in six weeks.
Here is how much our K1 scholars improved at one of our sites: