Research for Action is working with the Children’s Literacy Initiative to evaluate the impact of Blueprint for Early Literacy (Blueprint), a pre-kindergarten literacy curriculum supplement, on quality of instruction, teacher knowledge, and pre-K student language and literacy achievement. The intervention consists of professional development training and content-focused coaching for educators. RFA’s objective is evaluate the quality of implementation through qualitative methods as well as the impact of Blueprint through quasi-experimental quantitative methods. This mixed-methods evaluation will occur between January 2017 and November 2019 in 35 classrooms that are using Blueprint (treatment sites), and up to 49 classrooms that are not using Blueprint (comparison sites).
Dates: 2017 -