Nakamura, J., Cincebeaux, M., & Grindal, T. (2023). Sound Town evaluation report. SRI International.
Digital learning programs are a promising tool to support teachers in providing students with strong early literacy instruction, but more research is needed to understand their effectiveness. Sound Town is a digital early literacy program that provides children in prekindergarten with instruction and practice in foundational literacy skills, using video-based activities. A team at SRI Education completed an independent evaluation of Sound Town to learn more about the impact of Sound Town on students’ phonological awareness skills and letter-sound correspondence skills. The findings indicate that Sound Town has the potential to support students in their development of foundational literacy skills and shows promise as a supplement to prekindergarten teachers’ core literacy instruction.