Elementary Literacy Inc. collects student reading levels, as measured by the classroom teacher using a levelled reading system adopted province-wide, both immediately before and after participating in ELF programming. Teachers also report on students’ reading interest, stamina and confidence. Analyses of the data reveal that ELF students are making positive and significant gains over the 10-week mentoring period.
School personnel are asked to provide feedback about their experiences with our programs to ensure we are meeting the needs of all relevant partners. Schools and teachers are highly positive, indicating they are satisfied offering ELF and CLEF in their schools and importantly, based on their observation, ELF students improve across their literacy skills, attitudes toward reading and general classroom behavior.
Volunteers are encouraged to provide feedback after each tutoring period (fall, winter and spring) for providing Elementary Literacy Inc. data for making decisions about program delivery and curricula. Volunteers report high levels of overall satisfaction, including on indices related to registration processes, training and resources and placement in schools. Volunteers also reported that the program was very well organized, they felt valued by school personnel and that they have a positive impact on their student. Finally, over 85% of volunteers indicated their desire to return in the Fall—we can’t wait to have you!