This is an aggregate percentage countywide. It should be noted that there are notable differences between school outcomes, ranging from 33% of participating students meeting or exceeding target growth at one school to 96% at another in SY 18-19 and ranging from 50% to 91% in SY19-20. One way to assess our progress is to compare this countywide data with the statewide data. In SY18-19, 71% of students statewide had a weekly growth rate exceeding the target growth, meaning they were closing their individual achievement gap and catching up to their grade level targets (SY18-19 Evaluation Report, p.5). In SY19-20, 78% of students "had a weekly growth rating exceeding the target growth, which means the students were closing their individual achievement gap and catching up to their grade level" (SY19-20 Evaluation Report, p.5).
Please note: Obtaining data consistently has been a challenge to our reporting. We hope to be able to report more comprehensive data on this performance measure soon.
Story County Information: The Reading Corps was brought to Iowa in 2013, with United Way of Story County as one of the early champions. In fact, in the pilot year (2013), 3 of the 10 tutors statewide were placed here in Story County. The Iowa Reading Corps has continued since then through the financial and logistical support of United Way of Story County. Trained tutors are placed in elementary schools and work one-on-one with children identified as struggling readers from K-3. The following elementary schools have hosted Reading Corps tutors in the past years:
In FY20-21, tutors worked in part virtually given the coronavirus pandemic. Contracted tutors were placed at Ames Edwards, Ames Fellows, Ames Mitchell (x 2), Ames Sawyer, Gilbert, Nevada, and Roland-Story.