Final reading assessment data is in from the Oakland Kindle classroom, and I’m pleased to announce more encouraging results.
The teacher with whom I worked had two sets of students, one of which participated in the Kindle Classroom Project.
The Kindlers raised their reading scores by an average of 1.9 grade levels.
The non-Kindlers raised their reading scores by an average of 0.9 grade levels.
By no means am I ready to write up these results and try to publish them in the Harvard Educational Review. The sample size is not big enough, plus I need to take some basic research classes before deeming anything statistically significant.
Even so, I am pleased.
In addition, I’m hoping to do a more sophisticated study next year with all 60 Kindlers. Are there academic-type people out there who could help me create a little study? Please let me know!