Our literacy and learning programs, curricula, and campaigns are grounded in research, informed by evidence, and proven to work. Program effectiveness research efforts are ongoing, conducted independently by schools and organizations using READY! This ensures our solutions help families foster the skills their children need for academic achievement.
At the start of our READY! program in 2008, only 49 percent of Mankato students tested ready for kindergarten, as measured by DIBELS. By 2013, that figure had risen to 73 percent.
Mankato School District (Minnesota)
In 2008, 44 percent of Lake Pend Oreille School District children entering kindergarten tested below proficiency for learning readiness. After the first year, and every year since, an average of 86 percent of the READY! for Kindergarten graduates entered school testing at or above kindergarten readiness levels. (90 percent pre-pandemic.)
Panhandle Alliance for Education
Lake Pend Oreille School District (Idaho)
In 2013, prior to using the READY! for Kindergarten program, kindergarten readiness scores in Muhlenberg County were 32.6 percent as measured by the Brigance screener. By 2015, children of parents who attended the READY! program scored 61.5 percent.
Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation
SOAR Program, Muhlenberg County (Kentucky)
Students of families exposed to READY! had “statistically significant higher scores” (based on the DIBELS and WJLNI) than those whose families were not exposed to the READY! program. Average DIBELS Letter Naming scores were 17.24 and 12.73 respectively.
Washington State University and
Chicago School of Professional Psychology Study:
The Children’s Reading Foundation of Greater Chicago (Illinois)
Randomized Control Trial: Evaluating the Efficacy of READY!