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.

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

contact us

Kaitlin Guthrow Executive Director, Dallas

2910 Swiss Avenue

Dallas, TX 75204

(214) 821-4500

Email Reading Partners

www.readingpartners.org

Reading Partners Dallas

Together with our schools, Reading Partners focuses on students who are at least one month behind reading, harnessing the power of community volunteers to provide individualized instruction to help them master the reading fundamentals they need to reach grade level.

Our trained, committed community volunteers work one-on- one with these students, delivering a simple, proven curriculum each week to help the child begin to gain lost ground. Working one-on- one with their tutors, students who were once struggling in many subjects become proud, confident readers, excited about learning and ready for success.

” 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




The Challenge is significant.

In Dallas, 9 out of 10 fourth graders from low-income families cannot read at grade level.

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.

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.


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

Annie L. Stevens Fund of The Dallas Foundation


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


Reading Partners Dallas

While Dallas is home to several large corporations and enjoys a robust local economy, the Dallas Metropolitan area is near the top of the list of large  US  cities with significant and troubling income disparity among its citizens. Within the Dallas Independent School District, an overwhelming  majority  of  students-nearly 9 out of 10-qualifies for free or reduced price  lunch.  And  in  2011,  89%  of  DISD’s fourth graders from low-income families were not reading at grade level.

Reading Partners is excited to be part of a community-wide movement to equip students with the reading skills they need to succeed both in school and in life. Aided by strong partnerships with Dallas ISD, the United Way of

Metropolitan Dallas, Commit!, and other key community partners, we’re working to ensure that all students in Dallas-no matter their background-have the opportunity to lead happy, healthy and successful lives.

” 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


The Challenge is significant.

In Dallas, 9 out of 10 fourth graders from low-income families cannot read at grade level.

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.

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 2013-14 school year:

  • 85% of our students increased their monthly rates of learning.
  • 99% of teachers who responded feel that Reading Partners was valuable to their school.
  • 81% of general academic behaviors improved in the classroom while enrolled in Reading Partners, as indicated by classroom
  • 94% of tutors were satisfied with their volunteer
  • 100% of principals noted school-wide progress in

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.

Months of Reading Skills Gained per Month of Instruction

organizational growth

2014-15 DALLAS BY THE NUMBERS

Reading Centers: 18

Students Served: 770

Community Volunteers: 1,080

2014-15 DALLAS SCHOOLS

Bayles Elementary School

Charles Rice Learning Center

Eduardo Mata Elementary School

Edward Titche Elementary School

Elisha M. Pease Elementary School

George W. Truett Elementary School

J.W. Ray Learning Center

Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School

Joseph J. Rhoads Learning Center

Lee A. McShan Junior Elementary School

Lorenzo De Zavala Elementary School

Martin Luther King, Jr. Learning Center

Oran M. Roberts Elementary School

Roger Q. Mills Elementary School

Stephen C. Foster Elementary School

Sudie L. Williams Elementary School

Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary School

W.W. Bushman Elementary School

DALLAS REGIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Millicent Boykin

Tamika Brunetti

Jennifer Chandler

Carl Dorvil

Laura Elcock

Shannon Gilliland

Val Haskell

Dustin Marshall

Robert Rogers

Aleta Stampley, Board Chair

Whitney Strauss

De’Edra S. Williams

Trisha Windham

Major Supporters

Boone Family Foundation

Communities Foundation of Texas

Esping Family Foundation

Harold Simmons Foundation

Meadows Foundation

Serena Connelly Texas Instruments

The Elizabeth T. Robinson Fund of the Dallas Foundation

The George and Fay Young Foundation

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

OneStar Foundation

contact us

Kaitlin Guthrow Executive Director, Dallas

2910 Swiss Avenue

Dallas, TX 75204

(214) 821-4500

Email Reading Partners

www.readingpartners.org