Parent Engagement

Randomized controlled trial study conducted?

Reading Partners

Mission

Help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results.

Program Description

Evidence-based program that recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers to provide individualized reading instruction to K-4 students

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Year Started
1999
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Oakland, CA
States of Operation
California,
Colorado,
Maryland,
Minnesota,
New York,
Oklahoma,
South Carolina,
Texas,
Washington,
Washington DC
Most recent number of students served
11000
Subject Offered
Reading
Grade Levels
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade
Languages Offered
English
Race/Ethnicity breakdown of tutors
"American Indian/Alaska Native: 1% Asian: 13% Black or African American: 10% Hispanic or Latinx: 7% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: 0% White: 64% Other race: 1% Two or more races: 4% "
Setting
During School
Out of School
Delivery Mode
In-Person
Virtual
Student-Tutor Ratio
1:1
Number of Sessions Per Week
2
Number of Minutes Per Session
45
Number of Weeks Per Program
30 sessions total
Does your program engage with parents?
Yes
Family Engagement Description

Family texting, student learning packets, family literacy resources and tips to use at home, family engagement workshops, family and community advisory groups to provide input into programming improvements

Organization Type
Nonprofit
Customer Type
District
School
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
Cost varies by region. Typically $25,000 per reading center for up to 60 students.
Cost to Student
Free
Type of Tutor
Volunteer
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
Yes
RCT Citation

Mobilizing Volunteers Tutors to Improve Student Literacy (RCT by MDRC)

RCT effect size
0.1
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
Yes
QED effect size
0.14
Contact Name
Sue Slater, Chief Regional Operations Officer

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