Type: Public event

The on-going evaluation of a volunteer tutoring program for struggling readers


Robin Tepper Jacob, Research Associate Professor; Co-Director, Youth Policy Lab

Date & time

Sep 29, 2022, 12:00-12:50 pm EDT


Competence and confidence in reading constitute the foundation for all educational achievement. Students who struggle with reading inevitably struggle with all academic course work, and those who begin school behind their peers rarely catch up without significant intervention. Given the centrality of reading skills, the national statistics on literacy attainment, even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, were deeply distressing: two out of three American fourth-graders are reading below grade level, and almost one-third of children nationwide lack even basic reading skills. 

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