For the fourth consecutive year, the Center for Adolescent Literacies at UNC Charlotte found that over 90% of CDF Freedom Schools scholars maintain or gain in their reading ability while participating in the summer program. Freedom School Partners contracted with UNC Charlotte to evaluate its Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® summer programs to determine the impact on the reading ability of students served in Charlotte. During the summer 2012, FSP served 1,550 students at twenty-five sites for six weeks. Students ranging from Kindergarten through 8th grade engaged in the literacy-based CDF Freedom Schools curriculum.
The Center for Adolescent Literacies’ study sampled 172 scholars at 10 sites.
For more information read the evaluation report.
Summer 2012 Evaluation Results