Institute for the Transformation of Learning

Institute for the Transformation
of Learning

Milwaukee Summer Reading Project

In March of 2010, a report from the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) revealed that Wisconsin's African American fourth graders had the lowest reading scores in the United States. On April 1, 2010, in response to the shocking data, various local African American leaders convened to discuss the problem. The meeting evoked outrage and a call to action, which lead to the creation and launch of the Milwaukee Summer Reading Project.

This Project focuses on improving reading achievement over a six-week period during the summer and preventing summer regression utilizing research-based best practices in reading.

Below are the reports showing improvement data for the individual years.

MSRP 2010 Report

MSRP 2011 Report

MSRP 2012 Report

MSRP 2013 Report

MSRP 2014 Report

MSRP 2015 Report

For more information contact: Cheryl Olp 414-288-0405 or





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