Posted on January 21, 2020
Categories: effective instruction, literacy

ORE conducted an evaluation of the Early Literacy Specialist Initiative from 2015-16 to 2018-19. Four research reports summarize the findings after four years:

  1. Implementation of the ELS Initiative
  2. Teacher Benefits and Changes to Teacher Practice (this report)
  3. Teacher Turnover and Retention
  4. Student Achievement during the ELS Initiative

Key Findings

  • Almost all teachers (96%) reported they felt at least “a little successful” in at least one practice area as a result of coaching.
  • The District-wide average CPEL score (across all practice areas) increased from developing (1.4) to approaching proficiency (2.6).
  • On average, the District-wide percentage of teachers considered “proficient” across all practice areas increased 30 percentage points.

Use the button below to download the 30-page report.