Improving Early Literacy in PreK-3: Lessons Learned


In 2011, the McKnight Foundation partnered with a set of districts and schools in the Twin Cities area, all serving high-needs students, on a PreK-3 initiative. The Pathway Schools Initiative aims to dramatically increase the number of students who reach the critical milestone of third-grade reading proficiency, an indicator predictive of later academic outcomes and high school graduation.

This report, released by SRI International, focuses on findings from Phase I of the Pathways School Initiative (2011-2015). Lessons drawn from the Pathway Schools Initiative evaluation have implications for the McKnight Foundation and its partners and are incoming current Phase II efforts. These findings can also inform the work of other stakeholders in the field.

CAL encourages our web visitors to download the report to learn more about the contributors and the findings. Eugene GarcĂ­a, PhD, Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University and University of California Berkeley, and a member of CAL's Board of Trustees, served as an advisor.

Download the Report from the McKnight Foundation website.

Follow the blog by Kristie Kauerz, EdD, Director, National P-3 Center, University of Washington.

Visit the McKnight Foundation website.