A2i was developed for teachers, by teachers. Born out of 13 years of rigorously tested research and development, more than 2,000 hours of classroom observation, seven randomized control trials and 30+ journal articles.
Dr. Carol Connor / Chief Research Officer
Dr. Carol Connor
Chief Research Officer
Dr. Connor’s work focuses on teaching and learning in preschool through fifth grade classrooms – with a particular emphasis on reading comprehension, executive functioning, and behavioral regulation development, especially for low-income children.
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.
hours of classroom observation.
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.
peer reviewed journals featuring A2i