Summer Reading Partners

The PreK- Elementary A-Team’s Summer Reading Partners initiative is designed to curb summer reading loss!

Studies show that summer reading loss can result in economically disadvantaged students falling 2.5 to 3 years behind.  The Summer Reading Partners initiative calls on summer camps, daycares, and other programs that serve PreK – 4th students who are economically disadvantaged to commit to embedding “Drop Everything and Read” time into their program.

Ideal programs will serve economically disadvantaged students in grade PreK – 4th and have a program length of a minimum of three weeks. Organizations and individuals can support Summer Reading Partners.

Programs will commit to

  • Read for a minimum of 20 minutes each day through the duration of the program. Literacy time can be read-aloud or independent reading.
  • Send representatives to training.
  • Connect students to the Nashville Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge and track individual student reading activity through the challenge

Support from organizations and individuals can include but is not limited to

  • Provide incentives for camp/program participants
  • Book donations

The 2018 Summer Reading Partners Pilot recruited 16 summer programs that served 756 students. Students participating in the pilot logged 356,000 minutes of reading! Participating students that read more than 660 minutes experienced gains that equated to 1-month of growth! The results and learnings from the 2018 pilot have shaped the 2019 Summer Reading Partners Pilot and Nashville Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge.

View the Summer Reading Partners pilot recognition at the MNPS School Board Meeting.

Summer Reading Partners

  • Grace M. Eaton Early Learning Center
  • Teach For America
  • Martha O’Bryan Summer Camp
  • Moves and Grooves Summer Camp
  • Salama Urban Ministries
  • Fannie Battle Day Home for Children
  • Schrader Lane Early Learning Center
  • Metro Action Mobile Youth Cafe
  • Hadley Park Summer Camp
  • Coleman Park Community Center
  • New Hope Summer Enrichment Camps
  • Youth Encouragement Services
  • Watkins Park Community Center
  • Camp Explore

Summer Reading Partner Supporters

  • Nashville Public Library
  • Book’em
  • Imagination Library
  • Vanderbilt Pediatrics
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Fifty Forward
  • Conexion Americas

PILOT TIMELINE

February 13

ITP Releases

February 25

Community Meeting

March 15

ITP Deadline

March 28

ITP Follow Up

April & May

Partner Training

May-Aug

Pilot

Outputs

8
NEW SUMMER READING PARTNERS RECRUITED
2
NEW PREK SUMMER READING PARTNERS RECRUITED
40
SUMMER PROVIDER STAFF TRAINED
1110
STUDENTS PARTICIPATING

Short-term Goals

Increase the number of students that read 600 minutes by 10% (baseline 56% from the 2018 Summer Reading Partners Pilot)

Increase the number of students that read 660 minutes or more to 30% (baseline 11% from the 2018 Summer Reading Partners Pilot)

80%
of participating camps implement summer reading for 80% of camp duration
80%
Retain 80% of programs from the 2018 pilot

Mid-term Goals

80%
of participating students for each subgroup meet or exceed expected FAST, MAP, and GOLD score from spring on the August test
80%
of participating students for each subgroup meet winter and spring FAST, MAP, and GOLD targets

Set baseline measures for PreK, subgroups, and student participating for multiple years

Long-term Goal


Strengthen Student Literacy