- School Day Tutoring- CNCS NATIONAL PERFORMANCE MEASURE
350 AmeriCorps members will tutor one-on-one and in small groups 3,500 low-academic achieving 1st - 3rd grade students (10 per member on average) with 80% of tutored students improving by 1 reading grade level based on reading proficiency on the school-selected Reading Assessment. Additional documentation of student improvement will be collected through the America Learns website and from Classroom Teacher Surveys. The program also seeks to complete tutoring activities with at least 90% (3,150 students) of tutored students.
- Extended School Day and Year Tutoring
350 members will tutor 1,400 students (4 students per member per day on average) for 1,400 hours (4 hours per member on average) each week before and after school, in the summer and during school breaks in public schools and pre-schools, and in community and faith-based organizations as reported in America Learns online reports, resulting in 90% of the tutored students who are tutored regularly (2 or more times per week) improving class work, attitude toward school, and behavior in school by one letter grade over what would normally be expected as measured by mid and end of year Classroom Teacher Surveys.
- Volunteer Recruitment for School and Community Service
350 members will collaborate with state and local community and faith-based organizations to recruit 21,000 volunteers who will volunteer 73,500 hours serving as volunteers. Volunteers will also assist with national service day projects (911 Service and Remembrance Day, Make A Difference Day, Martin Luther King, Jr.Day, Read Across America Day, AmeriCorps Week, and Global Youth Service Day), performing such duties as posting event announcements, registration, setting up, painting/restoration, planting trees, and passing out health or education related literature benefiting 95,000 people as measured by the America Learns online reports..
- Member Training and Development
350 AmeriCorps members will participate in monthly (on average) trainings conducted in collaboration with state agencies, partnering universities, and community and faith-based organizations with members rating the quality of the trainings at least three (good) on a four point scale based on monthly member Training Evaluations and End of Year Member Surveys.
- Member Team Leader Training and Development
Member team leaders (1 from each school service site) will attend at least two state trainings on leadership skills, planning national service day projects, giving public presentations, and specialized volunteer recruitment and management training, resulting in 95% of the member team leaders indicating that they have improved their leadership skills based on the America Learns online reports.
- Citizenship and Civic Engagement
350 AmeriCorps members will conduct Citizenship and Civic Engagement activities by starting a Jr. Citizens Corps Club at their school service site and conducting one public community workshop about disaster/emergency preparedness with materials, support and technical assistance (from MEMA, the Red Cross, and ARM Program Staff) and in collaboration with state agencies and local community and faith-based organizations, resulting in all school teams implementing projects benefitting 3,500 people, as measured by the Citizenship and Civic Engagement Project Reports.
- Other Specialized Member Training
Specialized training will be provided for smaller sub-groups of the Corps including the America Learns Corps, Team Leader Corps, and Future Teacher Corps.
Please note: ARM members should be aware of the program's performance measures and work to achieve and exceed them throughout the year. Members should be able to comment on their progress toward each objective. Each school's America Learns members complete weekly surveys indicating progress toward program objectives.