Highlights of 2015-16 Evaluation Results:
Super Stars Literacy served a total of 1034 students. 360 participated in the after-school programming, with 244 of those students also receiving in-school intervention. An additional 674 students received only the in-school intervention.
92% of Super Stars students made gains in their overall literacy skills, 44% achieved “accelerated growth” (assessment score improvement which is greater than national standards for yearly literacy growth). Our students are making impressive progress relative to their peers – while only 17% of low-income 2nd grade Oakland Unified School District students can read at grade-level standards, 44% of Super Stars’ 2nd grade Oakland students now have grade-level reading ability.
94% of Super Stars students showed significant improvement in at least one target social-emotional skill (empathy, conflict negotiation, and impulse control), 80% showed significant improvement in two or more skills. Additionally, we found that students with more developed social-emotional skills were twice as likely to end the year at grade-level reading ability.
88% of parents/caregivers of Super Stars students attended at least one program event where they engaged in literacy based activities with their child. SSL hosted 28 events at eight schools.
- 94% feel more connected with their child
- 98% believe their child is better prepared to learn in school
- 94% report that they now read more often with their child
- 92% say their child shows more self-control
- 94% say their child has improved in solving problems with others
Our full evaluation report can be found here: Evaluation Report 2015.16