The Addison Central School District (ACSD) has received federal funding for Round 2 of the Innovations to Approaches to Literacy Program and once again selected A&O as the project evaluators. The program’s goals are to:
The 2014-2016 Read to Learn 1 targeted ACSD children from PreK (including Head Start) through Grade 3. The Read to Learn 2 Project has expanded the scope of its work now extends to Grade 6. Additionally, the Project is serving children birth to five years of age and their families in the greater Addison in the community. Collaborations include childcare and family care settings as well as parents at home with objective to increase and enhance high quality early literacy activities for all young children. A&O is using both quantitative and qualitative analysis with observations, interviews, surveys and student performance data to determine progress toward goals and ultimate impact of the project. Addison is one of 32 school districts in the country (4 in New York State) to be granted this federal Department of Education multi-year grant. To-date, the evaluation has demonstrated that the professional development activities have enhanced teacher’s skills for literacy instruction and the new library collections and supports have strengthened classroom reading instruction. These evaluation findings were instrumental in the success of this second IAL funding application.
For further information on the federal program link to: