Programs & Projects
Analysis of Super Why Summer Camp Assessment Data
Credit: WHRO Hampton Roads
James Marshall Consulting Inc.
San Diego, California
As part of its Ready To Learn (RTL) initiative, CPB has funded Super WhySummer Reading Camps. The weeklong camps are designed for preschool children from low-income families and focus on a carefully developed early literacy curriculum. The five-day camps, which each serve up to 20 children, are led by local teachers at schools and childcare and Head Start centers in partnership with 18 local PBS member stations that participate in the PBS Kids Raising Readers initiative. During the camp, the preschool participants take pre- and posttests to assess learning gains. In the summer of 2008, 454 children participated in 33 camps in 17 states. Pre- and posttest data from these camps were analyzed and a summary report was written. In the summer of 2009, 80 camps serving approximately 1,600 children were held in 16 states. James Marshall Consulting will clean the 2009 pre- and posttest data, create a database, analyze and compare it with data with from the summer 2008 camps, and provide a written summary of the results.