June 3rd, 2010
An article from the Philanthropy News Digest recently highlighted a report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT project. Recent studies have found that there is a correlation between students who are proficient in reading by the end of the third grade and a “child’s success in school, life-long earning potential, and ability to contribute to the nation’s economy.”
The article specifically highlights the data regarding disparities in reading proficiency rates in low-income families for varying ethnic groups. The report states that “two-thirds of fourth-graders overall and four out of five fourth-graders from low-income families are not proficient in reading…disparities in reading achievement persist across economic, racial, and ethnic groups.” The article goes on to discuss thoughts and recommendations on the report.
Click here to read the article and full report: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/news/story.jhtml?id=295200017
March 3rd, 2010
ACET offered its second community workshop, “The Results Are In,” on February 23rd and would like to extend a word of thanks to all who attended. We highly appreciated the excellent attention, questions, and devotion to the material. The workshop, facilitated by ACET’s Evaluation Specialist, Joseph Curiel, shared a bit of knowledge on common types of survey data and how various types of data are related to analysis options. The workshop also provided participants with various options for graphically reporting data and several tips and tricks for making your visual displays both easy to understand and visually appealing.
The workshop was the second in a series of free community workshops ACET plans to facilitate in order to help organizations build their evaluation capacity. Be sure to subscribe to our blog to keep updated on future events and email Heather Scholz (email@example.com) if you are interested in attending future workshops or have suggestions for future workshops topics.