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Springboard Collaborative

Help Springboard Collaborative construct a consent form for educational research participants

Springboard will be able to confidently engage participants in research of literacy and family engagement practices.

Posted October 14, 2020

Background & Context

Springboard Collaborative is an exciting non-profit that coaches educators and family members to help kids learn to read by 4th grade. Our mission to close the achievement gap is even more paramount right now as existing gaps and inequities will certainly be compounding by prior and pending lost classroom time. In order to make sure that our program offerings are meeting these unique challenges, we test out new program offerings and assessment tools to enhance our impact. We will at times engage families by asking them to respond to survey or focus group questions. We also may have students utilize our proprietary literacy assessment to gauge it's accuracy relative to industry standards.

Work & Deliverables

Springboard would like to have a standard consent form for subjects to review and sign when they participate in research conducted by our innovation into the effectiveness of different literacy and family engagement practices. This research could be as simple as survey questions to use of our proprietary reading assessment. The goal of this project is to have a single consent form that empowers participants to understand what they are participating in and how it will be used, is accessible to a broad audience, and provides legal protection to Springboard Collaborative. We have a sample document to this effect, but we'd like to craft an updated version with your help.

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 1-5 hours
  • Training Provided: No
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Open to Law Students: No
  • Bar License(s) required: Any Bar License
  • Required Languages: None
  • Mentoring Provided: No
  • Supervision Provided: No
Springboard Collaborative

Springboard Collaborative closes the literacy gap by closing the gap between home and school. We coach educators and family members to help kids learn to read by 4th grade. Springboard envisions a world in which all children have the requisite literacy skills to access life opportunities. In pursuit of the vision, Springboard will help 100,000 children reach reading goals by 2023. The path forward consists of five main elements: Flagship programs: Our flagship Summer and Afterschool programs double students’ annual reading progress through parent-teacher collaboration. Franchised programs: We successfully launched an affiliate model through which Springboard trains and certifies leaders to implement our playbook in their context for half the cost. Family engagement blueprint: We distilled the best practices from our programs and wove them into a framework for embedding family engagement into the school day, school year, and—ultimately—the school culture. Marketplace: We created an a la carte menu of products and services that drive impact, scale, and financial sustainability. This includes a home literacy app, our family workshop curriculum, and teacher training modules. Springboard as an idea: Finally, we are distilling Springboard into an open-source methodology for engaging parents that can become ubiquitous. We aim to catalyze a culture shift, making family engagement in education the new normal. It took decades for the sector to embrace the idea that all children can learn. It is Springboard’s ambition—and our charge—to prove that all parents can teach.

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