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The Literacy First Framework -- Success Stories
The Literacy First Framework -- Success Stories
The Literacy First Framework -- Success Stories
The Literacy First Framework -- Success Stories
The Literacy First Framework -- Success Stories
The Literacy First Framework -- Success Stories
The Literacy First Framework -- Success Stories
The Literacy First Framework -- Success Stories
The Literacy First Framework -- Success Stories
The Literacy First Framework -- Success Stories
The Literacy First Framework -- Success Stories
The Literacy First Framework -- Success Stories
The Literacy First Framework -- Success Stories
The Literacy First Framework -- Success Stories
The Literacy First Framework -- Success Stories
The Literacy First Framework -- Success Stories
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Literacy First is not a program; it is a research-based framework of best practices and strategies designed to create a literacy rich environment that motivates and ENGAGES students in their own …

Literacy First is not a program; it is a research-based framework of best practices and strategies designed to create a literacy rich environment that motivates and ENGAGES students in their own learning.

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  • 1. A Teaching, Learning and Leading Framework Performance Results September, 2013
  • 2. Literacy First is not a program; it is a research-based framework of best practices and strategies designed to create a literacy rich environment that motivates and ENGAGES students in their own learning. 2
  • 3. What Does Literacy First Do? 1. Closes the reading gap of all AYP subgroups as demonstrated on nationally normed assessments 2. Molds teachers to be more “consciously competent” about the reading process 3. Refines teachers’ instructional skills 4. Strengthens principals’ instructional leadership skills 5. Offers flexible models to scale from individual schools to larger school districts 6. Customizes to meet the needs of any school no matter needs or size 3
  • 4. Literacy First in Oklahoma Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation (OCTP) School Years 2009-12 Type of Schools Public Grades Served K-8 Number of Schools 43 Number of Teachers Trained 15,000 Literacy First Framework implementation began in 2009 Goals: • Develop and sustain teacher preparedness and effectiveness • Impact student success through knowledgeable quality teachers • Build an infrastructure and culture to support improved reading achievement OCTP conducted a large independent study to ascertain the effectiveness of the Literacy First Program. Based on their findings, OCTP stated, “Literacy First has made a difference for many students, teachers, and schools across Oklahoma, as evidenced by the data.” 4
  • 5. Literacy First Schools Outperformed State Control Group In one of the largest independent statewide reading studies ever conducted, Literacy First schools significantly outperformed the state’s control group in both teacher performance and student outcomes. Literacy First Schools API Scores Exceed State’s Teachers Demonstrate Significant Growth The Academic Performance Index (API) is an Oklahoma State Department of Education testing series that measures the percentage of students performing at proficient levels in reading and math. Literacy First Elementary schools performed higher than the state in both 2009 (by 57 points) and 2010 (by 119 points). Teachers demonstrated statistically significant growth in the depth of their understanding of the reading instruction process. They also demonstrated more knowledge about the five essential elements of reading instruction and the strategies associated with those elements. Oklahoma Elementary API Scores 1200 Teacher Knowledge: Structural Analysis of Concept Maps Before &After Literacy First 0 5 10 15 20 25 1150 Literacy First 1145 1100 1050 1000 950 Literacy First OK State 1056 Average 999 OK State Average 1026 900 2009 2010 Literacy First Schools score: 57 points higher than the state avg in 2009 119 points higher than the state avg in 2010 Total Number of Concepts Breadth of Knowledge 12.99 20.29 2.31 2.44 8.44 Depth of Knowledge 11.79 Hierarchiacal Structure Score Degree Concepts Interconnected Extent Concepts Interconnected 2.50 4.51 1.81 2.60 0.01 0.10 Before Literacy First After Literacy First 5
  • 6. Literacy First in Bronx, NY PS 219 New Venture Academy Bronx, NY School Years 2012-2013 Type of School Public Grades Served 6-8 Enrollment 412 Special Education 25% Economically Disadvantaged 96% Hispanic 57% African American 43% Literacy First Framework implementation began in 2012 Goals: • Strengthen classroom practices • Create a common instructional language among school leaders and teachers • Engage students in content learning • Position students for success in high school 6
  • 7. Increased Student Engagement at PS 219, Bronx, NY Suspensions Drop Across All Student Groups In 2011-2012, there were a total of 86 student suspensions at New Venture Academy . After one year of Literacy First, overall school suspensions decreased from 86 to 48, a 44% decrease. Dramatic Decrease in Special Ed Student Suspension Rate Suspensions reported for Special Education students dropped from 42 in 2011 to 14 in 2013, a 67% decrease compared to the 23% decrease experienced by the general student base. All Students Suspensions New Venture Academy Special Ed vs. All Student Suspensions New Venture Academy PS 219 Bronx NY PS 219 Bronx NY 100 General Ed Special Ed 86 80 70 60 48 50 40 A 44% drop in suspensions 30 20 Number of Suspensions Reported Number of Suspensions Reported 90 60 50 44 40 42 34 30 A 67% drop in suspensions 20 14 10 10 0 2011-2012 2012-2013 0 2011-2012 2012-2013 7
  • 8. Literacy First in Arkansas City, KS Arkansas City School District Profile School Years 2003-04 through 2012-13 Type of School 6 Elementary Schools 1 High School 1 Middle School 1 Head Start Facility Literacy First Framework began in 2003-04 Grades Served Pre-K-12 Enrollment 2,821 Econ. Disadvantaged 69% African American 4% Hispanic 24% White 60% Other Goals: • Increase number of students meeting literacy standards 12% • Close the achievement gap for all student populations • Create consistency in literacy instruction district-wide 8
  • 9. Sustained Literacy Achievement in Arkansas City, KS After one year of implementation, High 100% of Elementary students scored at or School student performance increased by 62% above standard by the 7th year of service 100% 11th Grade Kansas Reading Assessment Results Arkansas City High School 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% When C-4 ES began Literacy First 70% of their learners were meeting the state standards in reading, however 10% of learners were in “academic warning.” With Literacy First, C-4 Elementary accomplished their goal in 2011 when 100% of their learners met the state standards in reading. % Students Scoring at or above “Meets Standards” % Students Scoring at or above “Meets Standards” When Arkansas City High School began Literacy First only 55% of students were scoring at “Meets Standard” or above on the KRA. After the first year, that number increased to 89%. In the seven years since ACHS adopted Literacy First, more than 80% of students have continued to “Meet or Exceed” the state standards. 62% increase in first year 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 5th Grade Kansas Reading Assessment Results C-4 Elementary School 90% 100% of students by 2010 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 Literacy First Literacy First Students Scoring at “Meets Standards” through “Exemplary” 9
  • 10. Literacy First in Emporia, KS Emporia High School Emporia, Kansas Demographics Three Year Process 2007-2012 Type of School Public Grades Served 9-12 Enrollment 1,434 English Language Learners 34% Economically Disadvantaged 68% Hispanic 51% African American 3% White 41% Other Literacy First Framework began in 2007-08 6% Goals: • Make Adequate Yearly Progress • Perform Above State Average 10
  • 11. Emporia High School Performs Above State Average Major Decrease of Low Performing Students Emporia High School Exceeds KS State Average After the first years of the Literacy First Framework, the percentage of students scoring below the “Meets Standard” level on the Kansas Reading Assessment began a steady decline. In 2006-07, 30% of students were performing below level; by 2011-12, only 10% were struggling below level. Emporia High School progressed from performing 10 percentage points below the state average in 2006-07 to exceeding the state’s average. The percentage of students performing at or above standard has climbed a total of 12 percentage points in five years relative to the state. Emporia HS Students Performing Below Standard on 11th Grade Kansas Reading Assessment 11th Grade Kansas Reading Assessment 100 100% 95 90% 90 80% 70% 85 60% 80 50% 75 40% 70 30% 65 20% 60 10% 55 0% 50 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Literacy First 2011-12 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Literacy First 11
  • 12. Literacy First in Liberal, KS Liberal High School Liberal, Kansas Demographics Three Year Process 2009-2012 Type of School Public Grades Served 9-12 Enrollment 1,193 Special Education 25% English Language Learners 35% Economically Disadvantaged 71% Hispanic 69% African American 3% White 21% Other Literacy First Framework began in 2009-10 6% Goals: • Improve performance ranking within district • Close achievement gap across all groups of students • Strengthen instruction across all subject areas 12
  • 13. ELLs Close Achievement Gap at Liberal High School, KS Percentage of ELL Students Performing At or Above Standard Increased 40.4 Percentage Points in 3 Years Liberal High School Closes in on State Average After One Year After three years of Literacy First, the percentage of students scoring at the “Meets Standard” level or above on the Kansas Reading Assessment increased by at least 10 points for all student groups. As the achievement gap between the different groups continued to close, ELLs improved the most, with the percentage of students achieving at or above standard increasing by 40 points. The percent of Liberal High School students scoring at or above standard increased by 14 percentage points after just one year of Literacy First. Students maintained this increased level of performance so that by the third year of Literacy First, they were performing just 13 percentage points below the state average. % of Students Performing At or Above Standard Kansas Reading Assessment Comparison by Student Groups Liberal High School cs. Kansas State 11th Grade Kansas Reading Assessment 80% 2008-2009 70% 60% 2011-20132 100 73% 95 65% 61% 50% 52% 65% 90 54% 53% 85 80 40% 75 30% 70 20% 65 10% 14% 0% All Students Hispanic Students Economically English Language Disadvataged Learners 60 55 50 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 Literacy First 13
  • 14. Literacy First in Bartlesville, OK Bartlesville Public Schools Bartlesville, Oklahoma Demographics Three Year Process 2008-2012 Type of School Public Grades Served 9-12 Enrollment 5,983 English Language Learners 1% Economically Disadvantaged 42% White 67% American Indian 16% Hispanic 9% African American 6% Asian Literacy First Framework began in 2008-09 2.% Goals: • Improve standing on the state’s Academic Performance Index (API) • Increase test scores on Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test (OCCT) • Establish balanced reading programs across the district 14
  • 15. Bartlesville API Scores Outweigh Peers Bartlesville Schools Continue to Outperform the State Average on Oklahoma State Tests After the first year of Literacy First, students of five Bartlesville public elementary schools drastically increased their performance on Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT). These schools continued to score above the state average over the subsequent three years—in 2011-12 the percentage of Bartlesville students scoring proficient or advanced was 17 points higher than the state average. Bartlesville Achieves Top API Score Among Peer Districts The Academic Performance Index (API) is an Oklahoma State Department of Education testing series that measures the percentage of students performing at proficient levels in reading and math. Bartlesville Public School District received a top API score in 2011 compared to 32 of the largest school districts in Oklahoma. 2011 Oklahoma API Scores Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test Results Bartlesville Elementary Schools vs. the State Percentage of Students Scoring Proficent or Advanced 100.0 1,000 1,050 1,100 1,150 1,200 1,250 1,300 1,350 BARTLESVILLE Jenks 90.0 Stillwater Owasso 80.0 Mustang Yukon 70.0 Union Broken Arrow 60.0 P. City S. Springs 50.0 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Literacy First 2011-12 Enid *API data furnished by Bartlesville Public School District 15
  • 16. Literacy First Snapshot Results for Hispanic Students Broadview Middle School Alamance-Burlington, NC The percentage of Hispanic students performing in the top two categories on North Carolina’s End-of-Grade tests was 8.6 points less than the school’s total percentage of high performing students. After three years of Literacy First, the percentage of Hispanic students performing in the top categories grew by 13.7 points, 3.0 percentage points higher than the total percentage of students. Southern Middle School, Alamance-Burlington, NC After three years of Literacy First, 62.5% of Hispanic students were performing in the top two categories on North Carolina’s End-of-Grade tests, compared to 51.2% in 2008 –an increase of 11.3 percentage points. 16
  • 17. Literacy First Snapshot Results for Hispanic Students Campus High School, Hayesville, KS 72.8% of Hispanic students were “meeting or exceeding” the state standard on the Kansas Reading Assessment. After just two years of Literacy First, 100% of Hispanic students were performing at or above standard, an increase of 27.2 percentage points. Southwest Elementary School, Hickory, NC After just two years of Literacy First, Hispanic students performing in top two categories on North Carolina’s End-of-Grade test jumped by 20.9 percentage points, increasing from 47.4% to 68.6%. Emporia High School, KS Hispanic students are only 5.4 points behind all students. Hispanic students at Emporia High School closed the achievement gap after five years of Literacy First. Beginning with a 17.9 point difference in the total number of students performing at or above standard on the Kansas State Reading Assessment, by the fifth year there was only a 5.4 point difference between Hispanic student performance and all students. 17
  • 18. To learn more, visit us at www.catapultlearning.com/literacyfirst or call 1-800-841-8730 18

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