Results

Our routines have changed how teachers teach and how students learn. Take a look at these results and you’ll see how your lesson plans and our professional development result in student success.

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:

92%
Improves student comprehension
89%
Enhances students' ability to learn
94%
Easy for students to use
85%
Enhances their ability to teach

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:

Overall Training Content

4.7 out of 5

Quality of Instruction

4.8 out of 5

Quality of Information

4.8 out of 5

Instructor Knowledge of Subject Matter

4.9 out of 5

Presentation Clear and Well Organized

4.8 out of 5

Instructor Ability to Answer Questions

4.8 out of 5

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.

55%Use a graphic organizer to preview reading content
65%Provide instruction on how to prepare a written or oral summary
72%Teach Two Column note taking

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:

Use a graphic organizer to organize their thinking
77%
Use summarizing to better understand what they read
86%
Create two-column notes to understand main ideas and details
91%
Keys to Literacy truly jump started and redefined the way we teach writing at Cawley Middle School.  Our teachers have a common and consistent vocabulary that is shared across grade levels.  Keys to Literacy has been instrumental in working with our teachers to design authentic writing experiences for our students.  As a result of our work with Keys to Literacy we now have a structure in place with clear expectations for teaching writing.
— Matt Benson, Principal, Cawley Middle School, Hookset, NH
We have had a wonderful experience working with KTL.  It’s great to have such an engaged think partner when developing high quality PD for educators. From the planning to the delivery, they are organized, committed and are very well received by teachers.
— Lori Gallivan, Executive Director Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability, Saugus, MA
Keys to Literacy epitomizes the high-quality service provider.  They are innovative, strategic, consistently keeps up with the latest research-based instructional strategies and are the consummate professionals who tailor their work to the needs of your district.  By far, one of the best PD providers I have worked with over the past 10 years.
— Rashaun J. Martin, Social Studies Supervisor, Haverhill Public Schools, MA
KTL Comprehension is changing the way Burlington teachers are instructing their students. It has brought much-needed consistency to the strategies teachers in grades 6-12 are using in their own content curriculum in all secondary grades. The trainers are knowledgable, energetic, and fun. Most importantly, our teachers are finding the strategies presented to them useful and beneficial to all students.
— Renee Sacco, District Literacy Coach, Burlington, MA
KTL PD has gotten rave reviews from our teachers. The best thing about it is that the strategies that teachers are learning is that they can be utilized in any discipline.
— Patrick Larkin, Assistant Superintendent for Learning, Burlington Public Schools, MA