We were fortunate enough to receive another grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation (DGLF) for the 2018-2019 school year. DGLF generously helps out schools and non-profits that target literacy, especially, below grade level readers, readers with learning disabilities, and students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).
Our goal is to achieve an increase in reading level of at least half a year, ideally a full year. It is not uncommon for many of our students to have seen no success with reading for 2-3 years before enrolling, so exactly when we see, and how much, improvement will vary from student to student.
We are proud to say that for yet another year, our graduates have all exceeded functional literacy levels, with each showing significant improvement on their initial scores.
Overall Reading Test ~ Average gain: 1.3 grade levels
- 78% of students met the minimum 0.5 goal
- 50% of students saw at least a 1 year gain
- 16% of students saw at least a 2 year gain
- Highest overall gain: 5.7 years
- 97% of students met the minimum goal on at least one subtest!
- 90% of students gained 1 year or more on at least one of the subtests
- 41% gained at least 1 year on 2 or more subtests
- Almost half of our students are very close to grade level, or higher
As usual, the biggest gains were seen on the Passage Comprehension section, which we consider the most important test!
Average gain: 2.2 grade levels
- 75% of students met the minimum goal
- 60% saw at least a 1 year gain
- 25% saw more than a 2 year gain
- 22% saw more than a 3 year gain
Overall Math Test ~ Average gain: 1 grade level
- 25% of students saw at least a 1 year gain in math
- 10% saw at least a 2 year gain!
- ⅔ of students increased by greater than 1 year on at least one subtest
- ⅓ of students increased by more than 2 years on at least one subtest
Congratulations everyone on a job well done!