Children’s Literacy Initiative’s Blueprint for Early Literacy: Year 2 Evaluation Report

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Publication Date
December 2018

Abstract

Research for Action’s Year Two evaluation report indicates that most lead teachers demonstrated high fidelity to the key elements of the Blueprint approach in the classroom, though some teachers experienced issues related to differentiating instruction and the simultaneous implementation of Blueprint and Creative Curriculum. We found strong evidence of impact on teachers and students: multiple data sources demonstrated that teachers and children in Blueprint centers benefitted from the Blueprint curriculum and professional development. Children in CLI-served classrooms made 2-3 months of additional progress in vocabulary development compared to children in similar classrooms not supported by CLI. Though less than a quarter of lead teachers in Blueprint classrooms in Spring 2018 received intended amount of training and coaching due to high turnover and variable attendance, most teachers had at least attended the Introduction to Blueprint 3.0 training and received at least one full year’s worth of coaching (over 20 hours).

Authors

  • Alyn McCarty
  • Rachel Comly
  • Kendra Strouf
  • Matthew Rigsby