Research Model and Effectiveness

Research Model and Effectiveness

Exponential Impact

Our graphic illustrates the exponential impact of training Literacy Coaches at Literacy Collaborative. Between 2013 and 2019, we have 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.


The exponential impact of Literacy Collaborative over time




One-Year Impact of LC-Trained Coaches in Ohio

This graphic illustrates the one-year impact of literacy coaches trained in Literacy Collaborative at The Ohio State University in 2017-18.

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

One-Year Impact


1. Literacy Collaborative's Effects on Teaching and Student Learning

Literacy Collaborative's Effects on Teaching and Student Learning: A Federally Funded Value-Added Study (PDF)


2. Large-scale federally funded study finds Literacy Collaborative raises rates of learning by 32%

Large-scale federally funded study finds Literacy Collaborative raises rates of learning by 32%

3. Assessing the 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.

Assessing the Value-Added Effects of Literary Collaborative Professional Development on Student Learning (PDF)