Digital learning programs are a promising tool to support teachers in providing students with strong early literacy instruction, but more research is needed to understand their effectiveness. This report describes an experimental study that examined the impact of Sound Town, a digital early literacy program, on prekindergarten students’ early literacy skills.
Literacy and language arts publications
Evaluation of the College, Career, and Community Writers Program: Findings from the i3 Scale-up Grant
This technical report provides a detailed description of C3WP and the findings from the evaluation of the i3 Scale-up grant.
Research Brief: SRI Finds Positive Effects of the College, Career, and Community Writer’s Program on Student Achievement
The National Writing Project’s (NWP) College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP) is designed to improve students’ argument writing through intensive teacher professional development, instructional resources, and formative assessment.
Supporting and Measuring Career Readiness: Hot topics, Common Challenges, and Practical Resources
Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia convened representatives for a workshop to discuss how educators and researchers are addressing the development and measurement of career readiness.
Evaluation of National Writing Project’s College-Ready Writer’s Program 2015 SEED Grant
The National Writing Project’s College, Career, and Community Writers Program provides professional development for teachers in Grades 7–10 with the goal of improving students’ source-based argument writing.
Pathway Schools Initiative: Fundamental evaluation summary
This report summarizes the progress made by the schools that participated in the Pathway Schools Initiative through the 2017–18 school year.
Impacts on Students of a Short-Cycle Implementation of the National Writing Project’s College, Career, and Community Writers Program
SRI International found that a two-year implementation of the National Writing Project’s College, Career, and Community Writers Program had a positive, statistically significant effect on a validated measure of students’ source-based argument writing.
UC Irvine Writing Project’s pathway to academic success program: An Investing in Innovation (i3) validation grant evaluation
This technical report provides impact and implementation fidelity results from SRI’s Evaluation of the Pathway to Academic Success Project –i3 Validation Grant. The Pathway Project is a teacher professional development program designed to enhance classroom literacy.
Evaluating Digital Learning for Adult Basic Literacy and Numeracy
Through this research, we set out to understand how ABE programs might use these technologies to improve the instruction they offer, whether such technologies are effective with low-skilled adults and which practices and product features might be associated with better outcomes for students and programs.