Test Results

The charity’s goal is to achieve an average mastery of 85% among the Kindergarten children who participate in the program, a goal that the charity has reached and maintained since 2011. Results have improved annually since the introduction of the “The Books4Kids Assessment” skill test (see table below). 



Books4Kids Jamaica Assessment Results 2010 – 2014

  K1
(4 yo)
students
K1
average
mastery
K2
(5 yo)
students
K2
average
mastery
Schools
tested
Total
students
Average
mastery %
2014 1,301 90% 1,326 92% 36 2,627 91%
2013 766 86% 996 89% 22 1,762 87%
2012 643 85% 947 86% 15 1,590 86%
2011 474 88% 5 474 88%
2010 833 69% 12 833 69%

Note: The overall average % of mastery is calculated by total points achieved by total students tested divided by total achievable points.

“Knowing for sure that our efforts are making a difference is important to us and to everyone supporting our effort. By measuring the children’s reading, writing, math and science skills, we have a quantifiable way to evaluate results.”
Ragni Trotta, Chairperson, the Palmyra Foundation