Publisher(s): Alliance for Excellent Education
Author(s): Biancarosa, Gina; Catherine Snow
Funder(s): Carnegie Corporation of New York
View Report (52 pages; 310KB; PDF)
Area of focus: Low-Performing Schools; Literacy/Reading Skills
The report outlines recommendations for the improvement in reading skills of middle and high school students, focusing on the needs of the nearly 8 million struggling readers in grades 4-12. It identifies 15 key modular elements of instructional and infrastructural improvement for literacy programs that can be used in multiple combinations as the basis for program reform.
Key Findings and/or Recommendations
= Literacy program creators should implement a blend of the Fifteen Elements of Effective Adolescent Literacy Programs.
= Literacy program creators should experiment and test different combinations of the Fifteen Elements.
= All literacy programs should include professional development, formative assessment, and summative assessment.
= Continued research into literary programs and what works is necessary to improve studentís success.
= Literacy programs should be developed and implemented with comparative evaluation to other programs in mind.
Geographic Focus: National
Subjects/Keywords: Low-performing schools; school reform; adolescent literacy; literacy
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