Research and Effectiveness

Effective Framework Design

The Literacy Collaborative framework incorporates all of the elements of effective schools to support improved literacy instruction and student achievement through:

  • Providing a research-based instructional model that is language-based, student-centered, process-oriented, and outcome-based;
  • Creating in-school and in-district leadership through the training and support of school-based literacy leadership teams, administrators, and literacy coaches;
  • Establishing long-term site-based development for every member of the school’s literacy faculty; and
  • Helping schools monitor the progress of every student through systematized assessment, data collection, and analysis.

Effects on Teaching and Student Learning

Research Studies

Value-Added Effects of Literary Collaborative Professional Development on Student Learning

The Elementary School Journal, Volume III, Number I, reports on a 4-year longitudinal study of the effects of Literacy Collaborative. Results demonstrated increasing improvements in student literacy learning during LC implementation, and the benefits persisted through subsequent summers. Findings warrant a claim of substantial effects on student learning for the LC coaching model.

Exponential Impact of Literacy Coach Training

Between 2013 and 2019, we trained 268 coaches who have gone on to offer literacy professional learning to a further 2,680 teachers. This work has directly impacted 220,800 students.

Impact of trained Literacy Coaches
The exponential impact of training Literacy Coaches.

One-Year Impact of LC-Trained Coaches in Ohio

Thirty coaches have impacted the learning of 360 classroom teachers and 8,640 students!

One-Year Impact of LC-Trained Coaches in Ohio
The one-year impact of literacy coaches trained in Literacy Collaborative at Ohio State in 2017-18.