Each year we ask the schools to complete evaluation forms so that we can understand the impact of ABC to read volunteers on the reading performance and self confidence of the children we support.

Evaluation of the impact of ABC to read on the reading performance and self-confidence of the children helped

Academic year 2015-16

Of the responses given by schools:

  • 96% of children improved in their attitude to reading – of this figure 50% improved significantly and 12% made an outstanding improvement.
  • 95% of the children improved in reading accuracy – of this figure 57% improved significantly and 8% made an outstanding improvement.
  • 93% of the children improved in reading comprehension – of this figure 41% improved significantly and 8% made an outstanding improvement.
  • 96% of children’s general self-confidence and self-esteem increased – of this figure 45% increased significantly and 13% made an outstanding improvement.
  • 96% said that the sessions with their ABC to read volunteer were ‘ok’ or better – of this figure 79% said they were ‘Great’
  • 78% showed an increase in the children’s reading levels

Below are listed other areas in which children have benefited from the support of ABC to read volunteers. Where the additional factors below were considered to be an issue, these are the percentage of children who have shown an improvement:

General attitude 83%
Confidence 95%
Communication with peers 90%
Communication with adults 84%
Written Communication 83%
Ability to concentrate 77%
Attendance 59%