DALLAS AUTUMN BALL PROUDLY SUPPORTS READING PARTNERS!

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Reading Partners is committed to ensuring that students gain the critical reading skills needed to prepare them for academic, social, and civic success. At the core of our program model is the use of multiple data sources to monitor student progress and site quality, and to evaluate program success. From annual student assessment and quality monitoring activities to researching the effectiveness of pilot initiatives and contracting for independent studies, Reading Partners systematically collects, analyses, and uses data to generate knowledge, improve programs, and reports on impacts.


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"The Reading Partners program is an integral component to improving the reading success of our students by providing reading interventions beyond the classroom. Additionally, our students are exposed to excellent role models that build positive relationships with our students." – Principal, Roger Q. Mills Elementary School


Reading Partners is committed to ensuring that students gain the critical reading skills needed to prepare them for academic, social, and civic success. At the core of our program model is the use of multiple data sources to monitor student progress and site quality, and to evaluate program success. From annual student assessment and quality monitoring activities to researching the effectiveness of pilot initiatives and contracting for independent studies, Reading Partners systematically collects, analyses, and uses data to generate knowledge, improve programs, and reports on impacts.
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THE CHALLENGE IS SIGNIFICANT


Reading Partners is committed to ensuring that students gain the critical reading skills needed to prepare them for academic, social, and civic success. At the core of our program model is the use of multiple data sources to monitor student progress and site quality, and to evaluate program success. From annual student assessment and quality monitoring activities to researching the effectiveness of pilot initiatives and contracting for independent studies, Reading Partners systematically collects, analyses, and uses data to generate knowledge, improve programs, and reports on impacts.
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STRONG READING SKILLS ARE ESSENTIAL


Children who cannot read proficiently by the fourth grade are four times less likely to graduate on time-hindering their chances to succeed in college, career, and life.
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READING PARTNERS WORKS


Equipped with an easy-to-use, highly effective curriculum, Reading Partners’ tutors have helped thousands of students become strong, confident readers.

OUR IMPACT IN DALLAS


Reading Partners is dedicated to ensuring that each student gains the critical reading skills they need to prepare them for academic, social, and civic success. Therefore, monitoring and evalu- ation are core to the Reading Partners model. In Dallas, during the 2016-17 school year:

  • 841 students served
  • 86% are free/reduced lunch students
  • 849 community volunteers
  • 22 partner schools
  • 29% English language learners
  • 31,502 tutoring sessions

2016 -2017: PROGRAM RECOGNITION


  • 92% of Principals report improved school-wide reading progress
  • 96% of Teachers report Reading Partners is valuable to their school
  • 94% of Volunteers are satisfied with their experience

2016 – 2017: STUDENT PERFORMANCE


  • 83% of students in the Reading Partners program met or exceeded their primary end-of- year literacy growth goal
  • 87% of the students participating in the program mastered key foundational reading skills needed to read at grade level.

RATES OF LEARNING


Before enrollment last year, Reading Partners students’ gained an average of only 0.6 months of reading skills for every month in the classroom. By the end of a year with Reading Partners, our students gained an average of 1.7 months of reading skills per month-more than doubling their rate of learning.

2017-18 DALLAS SCHOOLS


Como Elementary School Edward J. Briscoe Elementary School Mitchell Boulevard Elementary Maude Logan Elementary School John T. White Elementary School David G. Burnet Elementary School Walnut Hill Elementary School Stephen C. Foster Elementary School Sudie L. Williams Elementary School Preston Hollow Elementary School Arthur Kramer Elementary School John F. Kennedy Elementary School Mount Auburn Elementary School Lumin Lindsley Park Comm. School Eduardo Mata Elementary School J. N. Ervin Elementary School

NORTH TEXAS REGION BOARD MEMBERS


Jennifer Chandler, Chair Robert Rogers, Vice Chair Millicent Boykin Kristine Burke Ryan Burke Lance Currie Laura Elcock Catherine Estrada Holly Kuzmich Casey Moore Kathy Spicer Aleta Stampley Whitney Strauss De’Edra Williams

MAJOR SUPPORTERS


Platinum

Anonymous The Louis L. Borick Foundation Katherine C. Carmody Charitable Trust The Meadows Foundation Rainwater Charitable Foundation Sid W. Richardson Foundation United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Gold

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation Celanese Dallas Autumn Ball Laura and Walter Elcock Esping Family Foundation Helen Irwin Littauer Educational Trust Mike Morath

Silver

Katrine Menzing Deakins Charitable Trust The Hoglund Foundation The Miles Foundation National Christian Foundation The Ferguson Family Giving Fund Neiman Marcus Pizza Hut R4 Foundation Thomas D. Scott Mike & Mary Terry Foundation David Wallenstein

Bronze

AZZ Bank of America Barbara Bluedorn Garrett and Cecilia Boone Capital One Jennifer and Scott Chandler Ernst & Young Make It Count Foundation Star Telegram Employees Fund Top Golf Vinson & Elkins United Way of Tarrant County USAA Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation

CONTACT US


Kaitlin Guthrow Executive Director, Dallas 2910 Swiss Avenue Dallas, TX 75204 (214) 821-4500