Implementing Literacy Programs to Improve Student Achievement

This policy brief focuses on the development of an implementation infrastructure that encourages teachers to use education innovations and evidence-based practices in their daily interactions with students.
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Author(s): 
Dr. Dean Fixen
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation: 
National Implementation Research Network (NIRN), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Published: 
2012
Number of Pages: 
6
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Abstract: 

Through a series of summit meetings, the Adult Education Great Cities Summit Initiative explored the needs and concerns of adult education students, teachers, and local program administrators in five large, urban settings. Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and Houston participated in a series of activities focused on improving learner outcomes, enhancing teacher capacity for providing evidence-based instruction, accessing evidence-based resources, and technical assistance in building capacity for coordination among key partners. As part of this activity, four policy briefs were developed based on key topics that emerged from the Great Cities Summit discussions. This policy brief, Implementing Literacy Programs to Improve Student Achievement, focuses on the development of an implementation infrastructure that encourages teachers to use education innovations and evidence-based practices in their daily interactions with students.

Benefits and Uses: 

These policy briefs were authored by Subject Matter Experts who provided technical assistance throughout the course of the Adult Education Great Cities Summit Initiative. The topics chosen were based on the author's area of expertise and the key drivers of technical assistance throughout the course of this 24 month project. This particular policy brief would be most useful to program administrators looking for an implementation model on integrating best practices into their adult literacy programs.

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