Children Arriving at School

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2. What is the A2i Professional Support System?


Assessment 2 instruction (A2i) completes this task for educators. The software is indexed with thousands of lessons that are categorized by grade level (year and month). Educators can choose from the district's ELA curriculum or utilize hundreds of other open source activities that complement any curriculum. Most importantly, the assessment data is used to determine the amount of time children need to spend on specific skills which is dependent upon their grade and age data. This is a key component to the success of A2i. With the assessment information and recommended lessons, parents also have access to what their child needs. This data transportability is a unique component of A2i’s success.




3. CMS Timeline


We are an outcome delivery company that partners with school districts, charter and private networks. Together, rigorous research shows, we can achieve over 90%+ of children reading at grade level by the end of third grade. We provide an ESSA Strong Professional Support System for teachers, principals and districts leadership.

By aligning out technology, data, existing resource investments and coaching, we support all teachers’ ability to deliver daily differentiated instruction.

We empower teachers to make decisions for their students that are rooted in research, best practices and equity.
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UNIVERSAL SUPPORT
We are an outcome delivery company that partners with school districts, charter and private networks. Together, rigorous research shows, we can achieve over 90%+ of children reading at grade level by the end of third grade. We provide an ESSA Strong Professional Support System for teachers, principals and districts leadership.
SUPPLEMENTAL SUPPORT
We are an outcome delivery company that partners with school districts, charter and private networks. Together, rigorous research shows, we can achieve over 90%+ of children reading at grade level by the end of third grade. We provide an ESSA Strong Professional Support System for teachers, principals and districts leadership

OUR HISTORY
Our research began in 2002 and has continued and evolved through work with communities, school leaders, teachers and universities since Assessment 2 Instruction’s (A2i) original inception During the past 15+ years, we have collaborated with thought leaders at the Florida Center for Reading Research, Arizona State University and the University of California, Irvine as well as schools and districts across the United States supporting teachers and providing standards aligned professional development related to early literacy skills and improving student literacy outcomes. In 2017, Learning Ovations, Inc. was given the ONLY Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Expansion grant awarded in the United States that year. OUR OUTCOMES levels, Learning Ovations has catalyzed improvements of over 75%, so that schools are ona trajectory for well over 90% of students reading at or above grade level by the end of third grade. With a methodology tested for 13 years by the US Department of Education and National Institutes of Health and published in dozens of peer-reviewed journals, Learning Ovations proves it is possible to guide all students to read.




4. Benefits to Charlotte - Mecklenburg Schools


Learning Ovations provides varying levels of training, support and professional development from our experts. This includes a dedicated project-management team to serve as points of contact and strategy partners, along with technology startup and on-demand support throughout program implementation. A2i school partners receive three full years of support and professional development from a Literacy Outcomes Specialist. These specialists have a solid foundation in literacy and have all been teachers in primary classrooms. The specialists engage in a literacy scan and customize the professional development for each school and each teacher. They engage teachers in initial PD, huddles throughout the year, classroom visitations and on-demand assistance. Teachers can call, text or email the specialists so that they receive the help and support when they need it most. Teachers no longer get a half or full day of a ‘canned’ presentation only to be left alone in their classrooms. A Learning Ovations partnership is a 100% commitment of both parties because we are committed to getting all children reading at grade level by the end of third grade and a long-term relationship is what it takes.




5. District Requirements


Learning Ovations provides A2i Tutoring for Parents, Afterschool Programs and A2i Summer for District and Community Summer Learning programs. Both are closely aligned with the A2i School Professional Support System, providing the opportunity for an aligned year-round system of learning that spans the school day and year. Current COVID Relief funding is available and earmarked for summer learning, afterschool and tutoring programs. A2i qualifies for all of these funding streams and is able to move children, teachers and parents into success during the school year by providing consistency and familiarity with a rigorously-proven literacy program.




6. Additional Resources


A2i is built on fourteen years of research and is rated Strong by Evidence for ESSA and the What Works Clearinghouse. Learning Ovations’ software is indexed with only evidence-based lessons. Included in the software are evidence-based ELA curriculums (we will index your district curriculum if it is not already available in the software), open-source activities and materials, including the Florida Center for Reading Research, and hundreds of other lessons that fill in skill gaps to complement and support your curriculum. The technology is indexed to correlate each assignment by grade (year/month) as well as age (vocabulary work).




7. Summary of Recommendations


Schools and communities have access to all Federal Covid Funds and Title Dollars for Title I, II, III, and Title IV to support the funding needed for learning loss and recovery. Federal American Rescue Plan Funding is available for use until Fall 2023, which is in alignment with our 3-year Partnership Commitment to transformative reading outcomes for your community! Use these resources to recover learning loss AND achieve profound results and social equity for your community by having over 90% of children reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade!




8. Next Steps


  • Schools and communities have access to all Federal Covid Funds and Title Dollars for Title I, II, III, and Title IV to support the funding needed for learning loss and recovery. Federal American Rescue Plan Funding is available for use until Fall 2023, which is in alignment with
  • Schools and communities have access to all Federal Covid Funds and Title Dollars for Title I, II, III, and Title IV to support the funding needed for learning loss and recovery. Federal American Rescue Plan Funding is available for use until Fall 2023, which is in alignment with
  • Schools and communities have access to all Federal Covid Funds and Title Dollars for Title I, II, III, and Title IV to support the funding needed for learning loss and recovery. COVID LINK
  • Schools and communities have access to all Federal Covid Funds and Title Dollars for Title I, II, III, and Title IV to support the funding needed for learning loss and recovery. Federal American Rescue Plan Funding is available for use until Fall 2023, which is in alignment with
  • Schools and communities have access to all Federal Covid Funds and Title Dollars for Title I, II, III, and Title IV to support the funding needed for learning loss and recovery. Federal American Rescue Plan Funding is available for use until Fall 2023, which is in alignment with




1. Who We Are... or... How Do We Know What We're Talking About?


We are an outcome delivery company that partners with school districts, charter and private networks. Together, rigorous research shows, we can achieve over 90%+ of children reading at grade level by the end of third grade. We provide an ESSA Strong Professional Support System for teachers, principals and districts leadership.

By aligning out technology, data, existing resource investments and coaching, we support all teachers’ ability to deliver daily differentiated instruction.

We empower teachers to make decisions for their students that are rooted in research, best practices and equity.
MORE ABOUT US

  1. UNIVERSAL SUPPORT
    We are an outcome delivery company that partners with school districts, charter and private networks. Together, rigorous research shows, we can achieve over 90%+ of children reading at grade level by the end of third grade. We provide an ESSA Strong Professional Support System for teachers, principals and districts leadership.

  2. SUPPLEMENTAL SUPPORT
    We are an outcome delivery company that partners with school districts, charter and private networks. Together, rigorous research shows, we can achieve over 90%+ of children reading at grade level by the end of third grade. We provide an ESSA Strong Professional Support System for teachers, principals and districts leadership


OUR HISTORY
Our research began in 2002 and has continued and evolved through work with communities, school leaders, teachers and universities since Assessment 2 Instruction’s (A2i) original inception During the past 15+ years, we have collaborated with thought leaders at the Florida Center for Reading Research, Arizona State University and the University of California, Irvine as well as schools and districts across the United States supporting teachers and providing standards aligned professional development related to early literacy skills and improving student literacy outcomes. In 2017, Learning Ovations, Inc. was given the ONLY Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Expansion grant awarded in the United States that year. OUR OUTCOMES levels, Learning Ovations has catalyzed improvements of over 75%, so that schools are ona trajectory for well over 90% of students reading at or above grade level by the end of third grade. With a methodology tested for 13 years by the US Department of Education and National Institutes of Health and published in dozens of peer-reviewed journals, Learning Ovations proves it is possible to guide all students to read.





Let us help you start the journey this summer and carry that success into the future through an aligned year-round system of learning!