The Learning Partnership programs are supported by sound research and regular evaluation. The aim of the evaluations is to measure the impact of programs on student success and student engagement.
Welcome to Kindergarten National Evaluation (WTKNE)
The Learning Partnership retained the services of the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) to conduct Phase 2 of the Welcome to Kindergarten™ Program (WTK) National Evaluation.
The evaluation was supported by an Advisory Committee composed of practitioners and early learning advocates.
Jane Bertrand, Early Childhood Education
Dr. Carl Corter, OISE/University of Toronto (Chair)
Dr. Jean Clinton, Offord Centre / McMaster University
Dr. José da Costa, University of Alberta
Dr. Sharon Jeroski, Horizon Research and Evaluation, Inc.
Allan Northcott, Max Bell Foundation
Dr. Charles Ungerleider, Directions Evidence and Policy Research Group
Dr. Ron Wideman, Nipissing University
This research was funded by the Max Bell Foundation.
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Welcome to Kindergarten™ Supporting Learning by Supporting Parents
Family and Community Engagement Strategy (FACES) Project
The Family and Community Engagement Strategy (FACES) project aims to expand community engagement in three distinct Ontario communities (Cornwall, Durham and Sudbury). The project aims to strengthen the Welcome to Kindergarten™ (WTK) program’s engagement of families in early learning activities and enhance each community’s ability to support families and young children during the transition to school.
The three year project is being evaluated using participatory action research methods. Researchers from the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University have been awarded the contract to conduct the evaluation. The final evaluation report will be available in the summer of 2013. The initiative is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Turning Points Program Evaluation (2010-2011)
The Turning Points program was evaluated in 2010-2011 by Clayar International. The impact study highlights that the Turning Point program enhances student engagement in education which is ultimately necessary to ensure student success. The research also found that teacher education was enhanced as a result of the opportunity to gain practical understanding of assessment and, in particular, moderated marking.
Read Report with key highlights and impacts from the evaluation study.