Read, Write, Count evaluation

Independent evaluation of the Read, Write, Count programme.

Little boy reading in a library

To assess the impact of the Read, Write, Count gift bags, training and resources Scottish Book Trust commissioned independent evaluations of the programme in 2017 and 2018, taking in the views of learning professionals, parents and carers.

You can download the full reports summarising the findings of the 2017 and 2018 evaluation below.

Overall the evaluations show that Read, Write, Count successfully supports families to read, write and count together for fun, especially for those families where need is greatest – one teacher told the evaluator, 'for some of our children, they will never be bought books and they will have very little access to literature so, for those children in particular, it is invaluable … these bags provide an essential way to provide books for the some of our most vulnerable learners.'

Evaluation of the 2019 programme is underway and will be available in 2020.