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North Dakota Reading Corps

North Dakota Reading Corps, a strategic initiative of South East Education Cooperative, demonstrates how national service and literacy science can accelerate improvement in both students and systems. By mobilizing the people power of AmeriCorps, Reading Corps provides evidence-based literacy interventions and data-based assessments to children from age three to grade three. Our goal is to help every child become a successful reader by the end of 3rd grade.

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17-18 Performance


  • A total of 759 students kindergarten through 3rd grade were served at 40 sites.
  • Fifty K-3 tutors served with N.D. Reading Corps.
  • On average, K-3 students received approximately 67 minutes of tutoring per week and 15 weeks of tutoring before qualifying to exit the program.
  • Weekly progress monitoring scores for participating students demonstrated that 77% of students had a weekly growth rate above their grade level target.
  • Additionally, the average weekly growth rate for students exceeded the target growth for all five grade levels and measures.


  • A total of 106 PreK students were served at four sites.
  • Five tutors served in the PreK program.
  • On average, PreK students received approximately 13 weeks of tutoring with an average of 22 minutes per week.
  • Age 4 and Age 5 students showed substantial growth in all five early literacy measures.
  • The percentage of students meeting the Kindergarten readiness target increased between 22 and 50 percentage points from the fall to the spring for each measure.
  • Of students who will likely move to Kindergarten next year (Age 4 and 5), 91% demonstrated growth on three or more measures, and 47% demonstrated growth on all five measures.
  • Tutors at the PreK level use measures of early literacy to evaluate their students’ Kindergarten readiness. These measures correspond to important early literacy skills including early phonemic awareness, early phonics skills, and early vocabulary or language skills.


  • The vast majority of Internal Coaches, administrators, teachers, and tutors reported that participation in Reading Corps had a positive impact on both their students and their site.
  • 96% of teachers responded that tutors are a valuable component of their school's reading resources.
  • 100% of administrators reported that they would recommend Reading Corps to others in their network.


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Jolene Garty
Program Manager
(701) 446-3173

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