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Evaluation of Ready Schools Florida

SRI analyzed the effectiveness of an initiative to promote children's school readiness and long-term academic success.

SRI conducted a three-year evaluation of Ready Schools Florida (RSF). Led by the Early Childhood Initiative Foundation and the University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning. RSF is one of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's strategic investments to connect the public school system with early learning centers, families, and community-based organizations for improved child well-being and increased student academic achievement.

The evaluation had four strands:

  1. Conducting site visits to early care and education programs and elementary schools
  2. Collecting and analyzing key implementation and outcome data gathered by RSF partners
  3. Conducting a case study to articulate the logic model behind RSF and to develop a deep understanding of the systems change efforts as RSF unfolds over time
  4. Sharing findings about effective strategies and lessons with local and national audiences interested in developing and expanding pre-K-5 systems that improve children's outcomes

SRI's evaluation produced information on strategies and outcomes that is being used to scale up the RSF initiative across Florida and that is informing national conversations on how best to promote children's school readiness and long-term academic success.

Principal Investigator: Marjorie Wechsler
Co-Principal Investigator: Shari Golan