As part of our evaluation strategy and continuous process improvement initiatives, Right At School provides ongoing curriculum evaluation across several fronts:
1. Kidsourcing. Every two weeks, children volunteers at each school discuss what their favorite and least favorite activities were for the previous two-week unit. The children tell us what worked and what didn't, and how the unit can be improved. During these kidsourcing sessions, children are also asked to develop their own games/crafts/ideas to do later in the year (or in future years). Our educators and site directors record the children's ideas and opinions and send them on to our National Curriculum Center, where the data from all of our programs are compiled, evaluated and integrated. Not only do we receive first-hand ideas and evaluations, but the children themselves take pride in ownership as they shape their own program.
2. Quarterly Parent Surveys. Right At School surveys parents, school administrators, and our own educators once per quarter to understand satisfaction levels and to seek improvement opportunities.
3. Principal and Teacher Discussions. Right At School Site Directors meet regularly with school principals and utilize our teacher contact forms to communicate regularly with school personnel to understand how we are doing at the macro-level with the program as a whole and, when warranted, about individual students in particular.
4. Weekly Updates. Through our password-protected interactive web portalRight At School, Right At Homeparents can see photos and videos of their children, listen to podcasts featuring their children, and read notes from the educators about weekly activities.
5. Optional School and/or District Analytics. Any school or school district interested in using aggregate student performance data using Right At School participants as a control group against the overall school population is encouraged to do so.