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Hey guys! Let’s start the workshop. I don’t want to be late!

The Impact

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I was in first grade this year. Is everyone who does Springboard a first grader too?
There are lots of first graders just like you, but Springboard is for students in Pre-K through 4th grade. 3,136 kids participated this summer!

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Summer 2016 enrollment

Last grade completed

  • Pre K
  • Kindergarten
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • Others
Pre K
Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
Others
Ever since we started at Springboard, we’ve come together as a family to help our son better his education.
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3136 kids?! Does that mean other schools have Springboard too?
That’s right, Khymir. There are actually 13 program sites in Philadelphia, 15 in Oakland, and 7 in Washington DC.

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Springboard cities

From 2011–2016

  • Philadelphia
  • Camden
  • Oakland
  • Washington DC
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I have fun reading at Springboard, but why do I need to be here during the summer?
Every summer, millions of students in communities like ours fall behind in their reading. With Springboard, your parents and I can make sure that you avoid sliding back, and instead make lots of progress!

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Summer Reading Growth

In just five weeks, Springboard Summer scholars replaced the typical 3-month summer loss with a 3.2-month reading gain.

end of school year
typical end-of-summer 3-month loss
6.2-month lift
after springboard summer 3.2-month gain
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My daughter is motivated.

She used to be a level 16 and now she’s a 20, just over the course of this summer. I had her in Springboard Afterschool, and we stayed right through the summer. That really helped.

Every time I go to a workshop, I learn something new. For example, I learned to use your finger to group three or four words together.

That made my daughter more fluent!

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Wow I’m so happy to be here. I wonder how much I’ll learn today.
You've already come so far this summer, Khymir, but there's always more room to grow! We want to keep reading and reading until we're able to read better than ever!

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PROGRESS TOWARDS GRADE-LEVEL READING

  • Average reading level before Springboard
  • Average reading level increase during Springboard
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Grade-level reading expectations

When I started her in Kindergarten, she was fine.
In first grade, she wasn’t reading at the level she was supposed to. I would read to her but I wasn’t reading with her or teaching her how to read. We’ve been doing Springboard for three years now!

Springboard taught me some cool techniques for teaching her how to read, like tapping out each letter sound in a word with her fingers, and how to group words together so that she’s not reading like a robot. I would read with her, add emotion, then she would start to get more fluent. She’ll use the exclamation point now!

Springboard did more for me than anything else.

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Wait a second! Why does my sister come to Springboard? Isn't she too little to read.
Students like your sister learn reading readiness skills like acting out stories, learning letters, and listening to lots of great books.

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Reading readiness progress

  • Pre-emergent readers: learning basic skills
  • Emergent readers: able to read with help
  • Readers: able to read simple books alone
Before Springboard
After Springboard
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It's been a great summer. Thank you all for coming to every workshop. I'll see you at the Learning Bonus Celebration!
Thanks so much for teaching us all these tips. I've loved every workshop.

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Learning bonuses

Families earn learning tools—books, backpacks with schools supplies, and tablets— in proportion to their children’s reading progress.

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2073 students received books
1285 students received books and a backpack with school supplies
788 students received books, a backpack with school supplies, and a tablet

In 5 weeks, my son made 5 months of reading progress. He surpassed his goal and earned a tablet that we can use to continue supporting his progress. It was the first time I saw him recognize that hard work pays off. The lessons that he learned from his time with Springboard went far and above just reading.

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Hey Khymir, this is my Grandpa. He wanted to come this time because he heard about it from my Aunt, who usually comes with me.
Hey Harmony! Who’d you bring to the workshop today? I don’t recognize him from last week.

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Springboard families

Springboard families know that it takes a strong community to make a strong reader. All these name tags represent actual family members who supported their young scholars by joining in a workshop during the summer.

HELLO! I'm the father
11%
HELLO! I'm the grandmother
5%
HELLO! I'm the mother
52%
HELLO! I'm the sister
3%
HELLO! I'm the aunt
3%
HELLO! I'm the godfather
HELLO! I'm the babysitter
HELLO! I'm the uncle
HELLO! I'm the godmother
HELLO! I'm the cousin
HELLO! I'm the brother
HELLO! I'm the parents
HELLO! I'm the guardian
HELLO! I'm the step parents
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Yes I did! I read 38 minutes alone and 15 minutes with my mom.
How many minutes did you all read last night? How's it going with the goals you set for yourselves?
Last night we read 15 minutes together and then Harmony read 15 minutes by herself.
We read 20 minutes every day!
I got up to 40 minutes one night this week! It's way past my goal!!!

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Parent-child reading time

By the end of Springboard Summer, families develop stronger home literacy habits.

Frequency of parent-child reading
Never 1-3 days a week 4-6 days a week every day
Duration of parent-child reading
None 1-5 min 6-10 min 11-15 min 16-20 min 21 min or more

Springboard Summer was featured in PBS NOVA's School of the Future special.

If you’re pressed for time, skip to 20:32 for Springboard’s 5 minutes of fame!

Our message is gaining momentum: “the school of the future will extend far beyond the four walls of the classroom.”

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I love the books that we got at the beginning of summer! My favorite one is a science book about animals in the sea.
Harmony, what’s your favorite book to read at home?

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Books! More books!

Springboard provided scholars with tens of thousands of books this summer. Scholars received books to add to their home libraries and access to digital books online.

Books added to children’s home libraries
30,923
total books read online
60,535
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Springboard has been great to my family. My child enjoyed the program and I myself enjoyed and highly appreciated the progress that he has made along the way. He was always that academic kid, but Springboard motivated him to read and use techniques while reading. Now he’s making his brother a reader. Whenever he comes home, he finds a book to read. Whenever the school does a book fair, he’s ecstatic about buying books, not erasers or toys like most kids. He’s intrigued by reading.

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Me gusta leer en español con mis padres después de la cena. I also like to read in English on my own.
Micaela, you speak Spanish and English at school. Which language do you use to read at home?

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STUDENTS’ HOME LANGUAGE

Springboard has family materials available in Amharic, English, French, Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

english 56%
spanish 38%
other 3%
chinese 1%
arabic 1%
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Most of the books she’s got are books from Springboard. Springboard added a lot to our reading collection.

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Well, Miss Ross, thanks for being here, but I’m sure you have better things to do during summer. Why do you do Springboard?
I love spending my summer with you, and I've even become a much better teacher too! Everyone can grow and practice.

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LONG-TERM BENEFITS

Follow-up study shows teachers and parents develop lasting habits

6 months after the program...

TEACHERS

86% of teachers report increased comfort communicating with families

81% report improved ability to administer running records and plan lessons

All respondents create individual reading goals or action plans for struggling students

STUDENTS

Frequency and duration of independent reading at home maintained heightened end-of-summer levels through January

Families maintain practice of asking questions before, during and after reading with their children

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Reading club? I could be a part of a reading club? I’d love to!
Your school will have a reading club this year: Springboard Afterschool. Want to sign up?

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Springboard Afterschool

Springboard Afterschool trains teachers to effectively target instruction and coach families in order to accelerate struggling readers’ progress during the academic year. This intervention spans the third quarter of the year and features a combination of teacher coaching, small-group instruction, family training workshops, and incentives.

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Springboard helps parents by giving us guidelines for how to support our child with reading. Obviously I can read, but I’m not a teacher. As parents, we need the strategies and even the language to help and guide our children as teachers of reading.

We already read with our son but focused more on him getting the words right than on comprehension. Springboard taught us to utilize predictions before, during and after reading books with him. With predictions reading became more of a game than a chore. It also reinforced comprehension, which made our son a stronger reader.

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Thanks for coming with me to workshop today. I can’t wait to go home and read my books with you tonight.