Each summer, we test our students using DIBELS and STAR testing for reading and math.
Our results indicate that:
* Some students held grade level–resulting in no summer slide.
* Most students actually increased achievement by 2 to 3 months–in both reading and math.
mClass DIBELS Next Assessment (Grades K-2)
Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s students show improvement over the summer months in the key Early Literacy Reading Skills: Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF), Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF), and Oral Reading Fluency (ORF). During the same summer months, their low-income peers– who do not have the opportunity to attend a Horizons program–show a decline in these key skill areas.
STAR Reading Assessments (Grades 3+)
Research shows that the average student from a low-income family loses 3 months of reading skills over the summer. Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s has consistently prevented this loss over the last 3 years for its students and also showed gains in summer learning.