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What's happening in 2015?
Yes we are running our literacy program in 2015. We have big plans including some exciting changes to our program that mean we will be reaching more kids with better technology. Stay in touch and be among the first to learn about our plans and key dates for 2015 by signing-up for our newsletter. Our first edition will be out in early March.
2014 is our best year yet!
Congratulations to all our students who successfully completed our 2014 e-reader program. Read about the excellent results they were able to achieve in our MEDIA RELEASE. Find out where we have been working in urban, regional and remote communities across Australia on our map below.
137 out of 150 students successfully completed our e-reader project. Each of these students demonstrated a measurable improvement in their reading ability against our three key measures:
- Average amount of time spent reading is improved by 237%
- Fluency test scores are improved by 26%
- Comprehension test scores are improved by 61%.
This is data measures changes in performance from baseline testing established before the program begins with follow up tests after the program ends 12 weeks later.
What they're saying
It's not only about the numbers. We collect feedback from teachers, parents and students so we have a clear understanding of the impact of our work. Below is just a few examples of what they're saying about our work: It has made me love reading books. I have learnt words that I have never known before. I feel l can enjoy reading now.
Leon, Student, Regional NSW
We have seen real change and it has been fantastic to see our students get excited about reading. I have loved having the students come in and tell me about different stories they read the night before and I have been truly impressed at how our students went taking care of their e-readers! Thank you again for giving us this amazing opportunity.
Kiriana White, Teacher, Hope Vale State School QLD
The e-reader is fun to use. I read heaps more books than what I otherwise would have. My Mum and Dad are reading more because they see me reading now.
Susanna, Student, Regional NSW
Kylie has developed into a passionate reader. Her reading has improved since started the program and she is well and truly a more confident reader now than before. Thank you.
Nicole Fransen, Teacher, Clyde Fenton Primary School NT