As we wrap up this unusual summer, I am still in awe of the dedication, innovation, and compassion I saw from so many people across our community. Teachers adapted and created new learning environments for students, nonprofits reached out in innovative ways to help where needed, and philanthropists dug deep to ensure our community had the resources needed to support one another. Once again, we came together as a community to lift each other up in this time of uncertainty and need.
Below you will find a few highlights of some of the amazing work that took place despite the setbacks and challenges the summer of 2020 brought.
Challenge Accepted! Moonshot Academy Goes Virtual
MSA Virtual Summer Quick Data:
First graders scored an average of 31% on their vocabulary pre-assessments, and increased to an average of 91% on their post-assessment.
60% to 93%
Second graders increased from a 60% pre-assessment average to a 93% average on the post-assessment.
56% to 82%
Third graders increased from a 56% pre-assessment average to an average of 82% on the post-assessment.
2 Times the Expected Growth
Oral reading fluency improved by twice the expected growth in a 4-week period for 2nd and 3rd grade students.
Delivering Books and Smiles
Tune Into Reading: 5 Week Progress Report
So far, we have seen...
of average student usage per week, exceeding our goal of 90 minutes. This has helped students achieve
.81 Independent Reading Level Growth
in the first 5 weeks of the program. This means they are on track to
Grow 2 Levels in 12 Weeks,
which equates to
1 Full Year of Reading Growth!
Moonshot Survival Kits
And The Award Goes To...
Our Moonshot Moment campaign has been recognized by the Florida Campaign for Grade-Level Reading’s 2019 Pacesetter Honors!
We received honors in Big Tent Collaboration, Aligning What We Know (Science) With What We Do (Practice), and Strengthening Pre-K to K-12 Transitions, in addition to being named as a Pacesetter Finalist for Moving the Needle in Impact Areas.
Additionally, Moonshot Moment is also in the running as a finalist for the following five impact areas:
- School Readiness
- Summer and After School
- Parent Success
- Healthy Development
- Grade-Level Proficiency