RFA evaluated the RCS/EBL initiative designed and implemented by a partnership of PEF and the School District of Philadelphia. Full-time Literacy Intern Teachers in the early grades work alongside senior teachers. RFA examined the impact of this initiative on classroom instruction and student achievement, and the success of the internship model in recruiting, training and retaining new teachers.
A Report on the Impact of Reduced Class Size/ Early Balanced Literacy Initiaitves in the School District of Philadelphia
This report summarizes information from Research fo Action’s evaluation of the second year of the Reduced Class Size/ Balanced Literacy (RCS/EBL) Initiative, provides two case studies of elementary classrooms where the initiative was being implemented,…