Bright Futures: Early Reading First Year Three Summary Evaluation Report

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Authors: Sarah Caverly, Michael Vaden-Kiernan, Carlton Fong

Price: Available free online
• Published: 2010    • 32 pages   

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Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, this 3-year project evaluated the implementation and impact of the Bright Futures Early Reading First project on outcomes for children, teachers, classrooms, and families in Madison Parish, Louisiana. SEDL implemented a quasi-experimental study design to measure and analyze gains in children's reading outcomes, teacher literacy knowledge, classroom quality, and parental involvement. Significant gains were found for children’s receptive vocabulary, letter recognition, and print awareness skills, and instructors showed significant increases in their knowledge of literacy and language instruction.