EVIDENCE FOR ESSA
HOW DO WE DO IT?
We are an outcome delivery company that partners with school districts, charter, and private school networks. We 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 and principals. By aligning our technology, data, existing resource investments and coaching, we support all teachers’ ability to deliver daily differentiated literacy instruction.
IMMEDIATE RESULTS FOR TEACHERS
The Differentiation Difference
The Teacher Is Central
LEARNING OVATIONS SUPPORTS 3RD GRADE READING OUTCOMES ACROSS THE COMMUNITY
A community strategy for social equity. Third grade reading outcomes continue to serve as a critical indicator of future success. The development of proficient skills in literacy does not only benefit an individual in their life pursuits, but is also associated with reductions in the cost for remediation services in schools, improved outcomes for communities where they live and work, and numerous other benefits that ultimately lead to systematic and transformative progress.
Unfortunately, as COVID has shown, our community education landscape is fragmented, and the myriad of incomplete solutions make it nearly impossible to create a focused, impactful, scalable, sustainable solution that can support student literacy at the school, district, or community level.
Research from communities across the country shows three factors that address these community-literacy challenges: (1) time (students need more time in instructional settings receiving effective instruction), (2) coherence between district classroom-based instruction and out-of-school supports, and (3) the leveraging and provision of community support.
Learning Ovations has created alignment across districts/schools and community organizations by providing all stakeholders with an ESSA Strong online platform capable of delivering access to common measures, a reliable database, and proven, evidence-based instructional recommendations through a series of new tools connected to the proven-ESSA Strong A2i algorithms being used successfully in schools across the country.
Here's one example from Read Charlotte: The Reading Check Up to support parents and caregivers in multiple languages in bringing the exact type of reading instruction required AND consistent with their classroom teachers recommendations
Reading Check Up
Our Partnership In The News
Use of these A2i-based tools for home, after school programs; preK, summer programs and tutoring in combination with community partnerships, will create the Charlotte-Mecklenburg framework for establishing a solution that will improve reading outcomes for ALL students. Further, this also allows existing community-based literacy organizations to form the core infrastructure that can then be used to coordinate work and leverage funding across entire communities and in partnership with the school district. Finally, these A2i tools can also serve to strengthen the communication and engagement between educational institutions (districts or schools) and community groups.
What Makes Us Different?
Dr. Carol Connor
Principal Researcher and Creator of A2i
Research and practice
sets us apart
Dr. Carol Connor, the lead researcher whose work proved instrumental in the A2i breakthrough understood there will always be external factors impinging on a child’s ability to achieve reading outcomes: poverty, book availability, homelessness, Internet access, broken homes, mobility, fear, two-career families.
RESEARCH BASED AND PROVEN IN
of students in A2i classrooms are able to read at, or above, grade level by the end of 3rd grade.
grade average reading rate.
13 years of rigorously tested research and development.
And yet her research focused on what schools can do once a child walks through the kindergarten door. Yes, COVID 19 is the latest in a long journey of environmental slights preventing children from reading at grade level. But it’s a challenge we can solve together.
Irrespective of all environmental factors, our 15 years of work in this space and our remarkable outcomes show we can achieve over 90% of children reading at, or above, grade level by third grade’s end. Responding to Covid-19 is no different. We’ve brought children with below grade level language skills up to, and beyond, grade level. We've dramatically reduced the need for interventions.
hours of classroom observation.
peer reviewed journals featuring A2i
ACCESS ALL FEDERAL COVID FUNDING FOR A SMOOTH IMPLEMENTATION
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!
Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV
Available for ALL Covid Funding