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Improving Early Literacy in PreK–3: Lessons Learned (August 2016)
Golan, S., Cassidy, L., & Woodworth, K. (2016). Improving Early Literacy in PreK–3: Lessons Learned. The McKnight Foundation Pathway Schools Initiative Phase I Report. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.
In 2011, The McKnight Foundation partnered on a preK–3 literacy initiative with a set of districts and schools in the Twin Cities area, all serving high-needs students. The Pathway Schools Initiative aims to dramatically increase the number of students who reach the critical milestone of grade 3 reading proficiency, an indicator predictive of later academic outcomes and high school graduation. This report presents findings from Phase I of the Pathway Schools Initiative (2011–15).