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Research & Data

Achieving grade-level reading is directly impacted by rate of attendance of afterschool programs that offer interventions aligned with in-school instruction, according to data gathered by the Reading Roadmap at its 58 partner schools in Kansas.

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The recent study found a direct correlation across schools in grades K-3 between attendance in afterschool programming and reading progress as measured by school-administered assessments.


The Reading Roadmap uses science-based early literacy interventions in out-of-school environments to impact the future of children. This structured-literacy approach brings phonics-based, explicit instruction into out-of-school programs, helping struggling readers close the achievement gap, and assisting proficient reading achieve their fullest potential.

If you are interested in learning more about research by the Reading Roadmap, see the following links:

Data from Kansas 2017-18 School Year

The Reading Roadmap Gets Results

Whole School Improvement: Achievements in Transitioning Students to Grade-Level Reading

The Impact of the Reading Roadmap at a Boys & Girls Club

Presentation: Afterschool and Summer Literacy Programs as Child Care Service Providers

Presentation: TANF-Funded Afterschool and Summer Programs for Low-Income Students