Participation in the Literacy Collaborative represents a long term commitment to reshaping literacy education in a school or district. Implementation takes place in four phases. For each phase, local planning and decision-making is required.
The following list is accomplished with literacy coach support, school based literacy team input, and staff participation.
Fidelity of Implementation
As a literacy
team, reflecting annually on your successes and current challenges around implementation of Literacy Collaborative will allow you to
acknowledge accomplishments and prioritize goals for the upcoming year.
- 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.
When reflecting on your implementation, there are several elements that will be helpful to consider. These sections are included as a part of the Fidelity of Implementation document:
- Fidelity of Implementation Tool
- Fidelity of Implementation: Achievement Data
- Teacher Surveys
The Fidelity of Implementation document with Data Analysis and Teacher Surveys can be used across the school year. We suggest you start to discuss the factors of implementation with your team mid-year.
By year’s end it will be helpful to fill out the Fidelity of Implementation document and analyze your data so that you can identify the year’s successes and challenges to prioritize future action plans for the literacy team.
These can be reviewed in the fall as you develop an agenda for your literacy team. Then you can reference this tool throughout the year to assess implementation, as well as develop and act upon your goals.