Proven Models

Reading Partners

Reading Partners helps children become lifelong readers through individualized instruction that demands measurable results. A 2015 MDRC study of 1,200 students across three states found that after one year, Reading Partners had significantly increased reading comprehension, fluency, and sight-word reading among diverse groups of students. A 2014 MDRC randomized control trial also demonstrated that Reading Partners had a measurable, statistically-significant impact on reading achievement. The study identified Reading Partners as a resource multiplier, delivering affordable, high-value resources to schools and students. We initially funded the program’s replication from the Bay Area to New York City and have since funded its expansion.