Pre- and Post-Testing show that the Augustine Project consistently produces positive results. Since 2009 students who have completed 30 lessons have scored an average gain of
- more than one grade level in both spelling and word attack skills,
- 31% increase in sight word recognition,
- and 82% improved from frustration level to instructional level in reading fluency and comprehension.
In each of the last three school years, volunteer tutors provided more than 1,200 free lessons to deserving students. In 2019-2020 more than 1,200 lessons were provided by 44 tutors working with 57 students despite a shortened school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nine new tutors trained in January 2020.
Benefits to the Child
Our students build reading, writing and spelling competence, along with a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence by succeeding where they previously struggled. Also, ALP students benefit from a consistent role model with the twice-weekly, one-on-one attention from and interaction with our supportive, caring Augustine tutors.