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Category: Early Literacy

Six Practices for Using Reading Specialists to Support K-3 Student Growth: A Summary of Findings from Interviews with Four Successful Reading Specialists

Six Practices for Using Reading Specialists to Support K-3 Student Growth: A Summary of Findings from Interviews with Four Successful Reading Specialists

This brief summarizes themes from interviews about best practices conducted with four Reading Specialists in December 2019 and January 2020.

A Four-Year Summary of “Summer” Learning Loss: Changes in K-2 Independent Reading Levels from June to November, 2016-2019

A Four-Year Summary of “Summer” Learning Loss: Changes in K-2 Independent Reading Levels from June to November, 2016-2019

In July 2019, we published a brief on “summer” learning loss from 2015-16 to 2018-19. This brief updates and extends those analyses by adding a fourth “summer” of information about K-2 independent reading levels and examining student performance by demographic characteristics, Special Education and English Learner status, and zip code of residence.

Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT): Parent Participation and Student Outcomes

Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT): Parent Participation and Student Outcomes

The first brief in a two-year evaluation of a family engagement program intended to improve parent-teacher conferences to support collaboration between schools and homes.

Evaluation of the ELS Initiative, Report #4: Student Achievement

Evaluation of the ELS Initiative, Report #4: Student Achievement

The last of four reports on implementation, teacher benefits and changes to teacher practice, teacher turnover and retention, and student achievement related to SDP’s Early Literacy Specialist Initiative.

Evaluation of the ELS Initiative, Report #3: Teacher Turnover and Retention

Evaluation of the ELS Initiative, Report #3: Teacher Turnover and Retention

The third of four reports on implementation, teacher benefits and changes to teacher practice, teacher turnover and retention, and student achievement related to SDP’s Early Literacy Specialist Initiative.

Evaluation of the ELS Initiative, Report #2: Teacher Benefits and Changes to Practice

Evaluation of the ELS Initiative, Report #2: Teacher Benefits and Changes to Practice

The second of four reports on implementation, teacher benefits and changes to teacher practice, teacher turnover and retention, and student achievement related to SDP’s Early Literacy Specialist Initiative.

Evaluation of the ELS Initiative, Report #1: Implementation

Evaluation of the ELS Initiative, Report #1: Implementation

The first of four reports on implementation, teacher benefits and changes to teacher practice, teacher turnover and retention, and student achievement related to SDP’s Early Literacy Specialist Initiative.

Performance of K-3 Students who Received Support from a Reading Specialist

Performance of K-3 Students who Received Support from a Reading Specialist

A summary of the performance of students who received support from a Reading Specialist in 2018-19.

Literacy and Learning Centers 2018-19 Evaluation Report

Literacy and Learning Centers 2018-19 Evaluation Report

Implementation, teacher satisfaction and perceptions of student outcomes, and literacy and attendance rates associated with SDP classroom renovations and professional development.

English Learners' Growth toward English Proficiency in Grades 1-5

English Learners’ Growth toward English Proficiency in Grades 1-5

This brief analyzes District attainment of the ACCESS growth targets set for English Learners by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.