SAReads is a high impact research-based program. We use IStation and STAAR data provided by the school district to evaluate the impact on student reading outcomes. We track the books we collect and distribute throughout Bexar County.
SAReads children succeed with Science-Based Reading Instruction (SBRI), the only instruction method that ensures more than 95% of children learn to read.
Results Impact Growth
Children at Spicewood Park Elementary love reading and learning! At the first SAReads Literacy Campus, Principal Krista Nail and her team of teachers and coaches are building a system of reading excellence for some of the most at risk students in our city. After only one year of SBRI in the classroom, an incredible 80% of second graders met/approached reading on grade level. See reading results.
Preservice teachers enrolled in literacy instruction courses at Texas A&M University - San Antonio College of Education and Human Development are trained to tutor SAReads students using SBRI. More than 1,600 preservice teachers have been SAReads tutors..
Kindergarten through 4th grade students tutored by preservice teachers trained as SAReads tutors. More than 1,300 students have been tutored by preservice teachers.
Children, teachers and nonprofits receive free books from the SAReads Book Bank. More than 350,000 free books have been distributed in Bexar County.
Reading results for students tutored by preservice teachers trained as SAReads tutors.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) snapshot provides average reading outcomes for fourth graders by year, race/ethnic group and income status.
The report on America's Most Literate Cities by Connecticut State University ranks San Antonio 76th out of 82 cities.