How We Measure Progress
Results from multiple independent evaluations prove that Experience Corps leads to significant reading gains for students who have struggled. Thanks to our volunteers who use this opportunity to rediscover purpose in their lives, the children in our program become great readers giving them an advantage to escape the cycle of poverty.
Experience Corps conducts an annual and ongoing data collection and reporting to measure student progress. Standardized assessments are used to determine a student’s reading proficiency upon entry into the program, and are administered multiple times per year, with at least one mid-point and final assessment. An Experience Corps staff person is designated to collect and analyze the standardized assessment data.