Reading Corps students make greater gains.
After a single semester of tutoring, Reading Corps students (including dual language learners and students who qualify for free and reduced-priced lunch) outperformed their peers.
Reading Corps tutors are successful, regardless of their educational background.
Expert literacy coaching and data-based decision making ensure it.
Reading Corps is effective in any setting – urban, suburban and rural.
A recent, third-party impact evaluation by NORC at the University of Chicago found that Minnesota Reading Corps “is replicable in multiple school settings using AmeriCorps members with varied backgrounds.” (Check out the other key findings here).
In 2012 ServeMinnesota received funding from Target to replicate Reading Corps in Colorado and Washington, D.C. Partners in several additional locations have since expanded both the PreK and the K-3 model. ServeMinnesota is providing training and technical assistance related to program implementation and evaluation.