Program Evaluation: Improving Student Literacy Skills
Our most important measure of program success is whether students are learning and improving their literacy skills.
In 2016, Child Aid launched a major effort to evaluate student achievement. We measured changes in 2,000 2nd and 3rd grade students’ reading comprehension skills from the beginning to the end of the school year, using a test developed by USAID and the Guatemalan Ministry of Education.
Scores from students in the first year of the program improved 65% more than their peers in non-Child Aid schools. Students tested during their the third and fourth of year of the program showed even stronger improvement.
These strong results encourage us. Our program works, and student skills will continue to grow the longer students attend Child Aid schools. We’ve yet to see the full impact of our program!
2017 Program Results