Teach Baltimore

An Evidence-Based Practice


Teach Baltimore provides summer academic enrichment for 330 K-2 students at six Baltimore City elementary schools. All current Teach Baltimore Summer Academy sites, which are public schools comprised of 95%+ African American students, receive Title I funding based on their high poverty status.

Goal / Mission

Teach Baltimore seeks to prevent summer learning loss and promote academic achievement among early elementary school students.

Results / Accomplishments

In November 2004, Teach Baltimore released a draft report of its rigorous longitudinal study of the impact of its Summer Academy program on the reading performance of students over a three-year period. Results of the independent study show that a random sample of kindergarten students who were selected by lottery to participate in the program over three consecutive summers (1999-2001) had significantly higher scores in reading than a control group of similar peers. Specifically, students who attended at least 2 of the 3 summers returned to school in the fall after the third summer with achievement scores approximately one-third of a standard deviation higher than those in the control group. The full draft report can be seen at http://www.summerlearning.org/programs/docs/TB_effects.pdf.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Center for Summer Learning
Johns Hopkins University
3301 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 516-6228
Education / School Environment
Education / Student Performance K-12
Health / Children's Health
Center for Summer Learning
Promising Practices in Afterschool
Date of implementation
Geographic Type
Baltimore, MD
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Target Audience
Children, Racial/Ethnic Minorities