The UA Little Rock Survey Research Center (SRC) has received a $6,039 grant from Arkansas Literacy Councils to evaluate and capture data for the Arkansas Reads Program. This program, led by AmeriCorps members in community-based literacy councils around the state, provides one-on-one and group tutoring sessions to adult learners seeking Basic Literacy instruction. The program also provides services to adults seeking to learn English as a second language and recruits volunteer tutors to assist with these services.
The SRC will evaluate the program’s effectiveness and success rate based upon a variety of criteria including the volume and type of tutoring hours and total number of students served. They will collect student data, examine the success rate of volunteer recruitment, and provide a detailed analysis of the program’s management, operation, barriers, successes, and opportunities.
SRC will provide questionnaires that will highlight student-learning data, volunteer log records, and examine perceptions, attitudes, and experiences from individuals in the program. This is the third year SRC has worked with the Arkansas Literacy Council on this project.
To learn more about the SRC, visit their website at http://ualr.edu/publicaffairs/survey-research-center/