Research Supporting Our Professional Development Programs
All of our professional development programs are based on the science of reading. Click here to download a PDF with details.
Results: Effectiveness of PD
Quality instruction, not programs teach students to read and write. Keys to literacy professional development gives teachers the knowledge they need to deliver research-based, effective literacy instruction. Click here to download a PDF that summarizes study and survey results about the effectiveness of our teacher training.
Teachers Agree: Students Improve
We polled teachers from 12 schools that had been trained in The Key Comprehension Routine to hear their thoughts on how the strategies were working with students. Here’s what they said:
Educators Love Our Training
We gave educators post-training surveys on our Comprehension, Writing and Vocabulary training on a scale of 1-5 (5=Excellent). Here’s how we did:
Teachers Improve Instructional Practice
K-3 teachers were surveyed 3 months after initial and follow-up training concluded. Because the instructional routines are effective, a sample of results indicate a significant change to their literacy related instructional practice.
Students Build Literacy Skills
6-9th Grade Teachers in a Massachusetts urban district integrated comprehension instruction to their classroom teaching. When surveyed at the end of the school year, 91% of grade 6-9 students reported use of the strategies: