Improving Scores and Self-Esteem
The results, both anecdotal and statistical, speak for themselves. Many parents report that their children, after taking part in Reading Adventure, are more interested in picking up a book to read and enjoy going to school more. One mother even attributes her child’s making honor roll for the first time to Reading Adventure. In every case, children regularly participating in the Reading Adventure Program during its pilot year had marked increases in post-program test scores.
Perhaps more important than these particular scores themselves, however, is the opportunity that exists for Apple Ridge to offer individualized instruction to these children over a number of years. Certainly, with that kind of help, their scores – and their self esteem – will continue to rise.