Tracking Student Progress and Outcomes of Kids Read Now programs

Kids Read Now collects and analyzes data to monitor student progress and measure results. The Kids Read Now data portal allows educators and parents to monitor student progress in real time.

The most important datasets in one location

You can view the total and average number of books read, books delivered, and students who have completed the program with just a few clicks.

Filter by district, school, grade, teacher, or student

Don’t waste time sifting through irrelevant data! Choose how deeply you want to examine your district’s progress.

Compare groups of students to find out who needs extra help

You can create customized student groups and compare them to one another to find out which cohorts are doing well and which need extra motivation.

Download customized spreadsheets for further analysis

Use our CSV Builder to choose which data you want in a downloadable spreadsheet so you can do some digging on your own!

Analysis of Program Features

Each year, Kids Read Now conducts a rigorous evaluation of the program based on the data we collected during the academic year. This helps to identify what works and what doesn’t so we can make improvements for future years.

Monitor daily/weekly program engagement

We track how many students have reported books or sent support requests so we can find trends and identify problems as they occur.

Compare relevant cohorts to see which groups are doing well

Kids Read Now compares district-level data to see which districts are progressing and which may need some extra motivation.

Determine which program features were effective

We use the data we collect throughout the summer to identify which program features enhance the student experience and which ones are ineffective.

District Program Summaries

Every year after the summer program ends, we send each district a summary of their enrollment, participation, and parent survey results.

We compare your district to others and compare your schools to each other so you have a well- rounded view of the program.

We compare each district’s enrollment rates to the average and best districts in the program so you can see where your district lands.

Visualize participation data

Our participation charts show how many students read no books, 1-4 books, 5-8 books, and how many completed the program with 9 or more books.

Measure parent and student satisfaction

Each year, we send out a parent survey so parents can tell us what they thought of the program. Each district receives a copy of the results.

Identify areas of improvement for future years… Upon combing through the data, we let you know how we plan to improve the program and how you can help boost your results in future years

Reading Score Analysis

Every fall, we compare the summer reading slide for Kids Read Now participants to those who did not participate in the program and provide each district with a customized report to share with your communities.

Dr. Richard Stock at the University of Dayton Business Research Group says that Kids Read Now students saw “significant and substantial improvements in reading scores, especially in high-poverty populations.”

Detailed technical reports…

We send the technical reports to each district so your data enthusiasts can comb through the numbers.

User-friendly visual reports…

Technical reports can be difficult to understand, so we provide each district with a customized visual report that explains the numbers in layman’s terms.

This report can be shared with your school board, community, and families to show that you’re actively combatting reading challenges.

Key take-aways…

It’s great to know the results of the program, but it’s more important to know which results are important and which aren’t. We eliminate the guesswork on your part by explaining the key findings of your district’s individual report.

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