Agency: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Washington
RMC Research directs the implementation and impact evaluation of Washington Reading Corps, an AmeriCorps tutoring program implemented in partnership by the Washington Office of Public Instruction, Washington Service Corps, and the Washington Employment Security Department. The Washington Reading Corps provides small group and one-on-one tutoring in foundational reading skills to struggling readers from pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade. RMC Research employs a quasi-experimental design with intervention and matched comparison schools to examine the impact of the tutoring program on student reading achievement. In addition, RMC Research addresses implementation questions through analysis of program data, member survey data from Washington Reading Corps tutors, and staff surveys or interviews.