The Pre-K Results Are In!
About the Study
Research for Action (RFA), conducted a three-year external evaluation of Blueprint for Early Literacy from 2017-2019.
In this study, RFA sought to understand CLI’s impact on teachers’ knowledge and ability to implement best practices for instructing language and literacy, classroom language and literacy environments, and children’s engagement and skills in language and literacy. RFA also assessed the professional development CLI provides through training workshops and individual content-focused coaching for pre-K educators.
Summary of Findings
Key Findings: Children's Outcomes
“The kids are able to make connections with things that I would never have expected them to learn. Even the ones who struggle in the beginning. They get it.”
“They’re learning letters, letter sounds, letters and words.”
“They’re learning story progression, they’re learning content, they’re learning how to read a book.”
Key Findings: Teacher Knowledge & Instructional Practice
“[Blueprint] really helped me dive into my goals and objectives… If you prepare before the kids get there, then you’ll have a more rich experience.”
“It just builds your confidence to come in. After you finish implementing [Blueprint] and you see the results, it’s like, ‘I have more confidence in doing this. I want to keep doing this.’ I feel like that’s what’s really good about it.”