We work with urgency because kids don't have time to lose.
The Literacy Lab works to give the best to those who need it most on a daily basis. We catch kids early to get them on track to becoming strong readers. Click on this video to hear about our results from our students.
Our results at a glance
Our pre-K students become ready for Kindergarten.
91% of pre-K participants grow enough to become Kindergarten ready in literacy by the end of pre-K.
Elementary students receive consistent support.
Our students in grades K-3 receive an average of almost 90 sessions of one-on-one support in one school year.
We implement with fidelity.
Our full-time tutors have fidelity rates of over 95% on assessments and over 90% on most interventions. Fidelity scores are calculated from standardized observation checklists completed by coaches.
Schools report broad impact.
88% of school partners report that The Literacy Lab had a positive impact not only on students receiving services, but also on the literacy levels school-wide.
The Literacy Lab implements the Reading Corps model, which has undergone two recent, rigorous external evaluations conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.
Pre-K Quasi-Experimental Design Study
A 2015 quasi-experimental design study of the pre-K component of the program found that:
K-3 Randomized-Control Trial Study
A 2014 randomized-control trial study of the K-3 component of the program found that:
Additional research has found that students receiving this type of intervention are 3 times less likely to be referred for special education services.
Hear From Our School Partners
Over 95% of anonymously-surveyed teachers feel positive about having students in their class participate, even though interventions take place during the school day.