Research

Oxfordshire Reading Campaign final evaluation report 2014

Added 03 Mar 2015

Here we share the impact of the Oxfordshire Reading Campaign (ORC) project, which increased the proportion of pupils reaching expected levels in national reading assessments by 8 percentage points in participating schools (from 75% in 2011/12 to 83% in 2013/14).

 

The two-year programme, commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council to run between 2012 and 2014, aimed to improve reading skills and engagement among children in Key Stage 1. In 2014, 83% pf pupils that had taken part in the campaign for one or two years achieved a level 2b+ in reading, compared with 77% of pupils at target schools that didn’t take part.

 

In addition, at the end of the project, all pupils who took part read regularly, with 50% reading daily; 74% felt they were better at reading and 73% enjoyed reading much more.

 

The work was built on through Oxfordshire Gaining Momentum, which aimed to help secondary schools to target literacy across the whole curriculum.