We have made offers of places in our 2013 e-Reader program to 100+ students from almost 50 schools across Australia - congratulations to the successful students. As soon as all schools have confirmed that they have accepted our offers we will send out further information to teachers about the next steps in our process. If you have not received an offer from us it means that your students have not won a place in this years program. If you would like feedback about applications you have submitted to us. Please read on.
We are disappointed that we have not been able to support more students this year. We received 100s of applications. Among the unsuccessful applicants were many students who we believe would benefit from our approach. Unfortunately due to our limited funding we were unable to support all of these students. If you would like specific feedback about applications you have submitted to us please contact us email@example.com and we will respond to you as soon as possible.
We are big on measuring stuff. And we are measuring our effectiveness in quite a specific way. Each student is tested before they start with us and then again at 12 weeks. We focus on three criteria. How much time is spent reading, reading fluency scores and reading comprehension scores. The results from our first group of 20 students are in - Time spent reading is up 154% fluency scores are up by 51% and comprehension is improved by 43%. We are really happy with these early results and we will be supporting 100 kids in 2013.
Find out about why our approach is improving literacy levels of Indigenous students Toowoomba Chronicle.
Thanks to generous Australians everywhere we have raised enough funds to support 100 kids in 2013 Canberra Times.
Sometimes the simplest idea can make the biggest difference. Read about our work
Reading test results for all Australian students under the National Assessment Program are available for the years 2008-2012 are here. Results are reported by performance relating to the national minimum standard and may be selected by gender, Indigenous status, geolocation, at each year level for reading.
Where are we working in 2013?