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Lancaster City Schools Early Literacy Program. Building a Community to Increase Literacy. Third Grade Guarantee. According to a study by Early Education for All , we can expect a return to society of more than $17 for every tax dollar invested in a high quality early education program.

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Lancaster city schools early literacy program

Lancaster City SchoolsEarly Literacy Program

Building a Community to Increase Literacy


Third grade guarantee
Third Grade Guarantee

  • According to a study by Early Education for All, we can expect a return to society of more than $17 for every tax dollar invested in a high quality early education program


Lancaster city schools demographics
Lancaster City SchoolsDemographics

  • Community Factors Below State Average by 15% +

    • Adults w/Bachelors Degree, Income Levels, Homeownership

    • 56.2% Free & Reduced Lunch

  • Reading Performance (3rd Grade OAA)

    • 2010-11 – 85.7%, 2011-12 – 84.4%, 2012-13 – 85.4%

  • Challenges

    • Student Transiency – 62% of students under 392 are transient

    • Parent Involvement


Early literacy grant
Early Literacy Grant

  • Strengthen Community Partnerships

    • Lancaster City Schools

    • West After School Center

    • Fairfield County Library

    • Ohio University- Lancaster

    • United Way

    • Lancaster Rotary

    • Robert K. Fox – Family Y

    • Fairfield Association for the Education of Young Children

    • Head Start

    • Maywood Mission: Sheltering Arms Day Care

    • Community Pre Schools


Early literacy grant1
Early Literacy Grant

  • The grant focus has been on four main components:

    • Increase student achievement,

    • Impact teachers in the classrooms

    • Strengthen our partnerships with local community agencies

    • Provide a stronger connection between home and school.


Early literacy program impact on student achievement
Early Literacy ProgramImpact on Student Achievement

  • Instruction

    • Daily instruction (240 minutes of extended learning opportunities) focused on students identified target areas

    • Direct Instruction, Lexia and Leveled Literacy Interventions

  • Resources

    • Summer Academy / Summer Bridges

  • Data Analysis

    • STAR and Lexia – quarterly and progress monitoring

  • Title I Coordination

    • Teaching Staff and Educational Assistants focused on target groups as part of the district RTI process – ongoing teacher collaboration and flexible groups


Professional development impact on staff and building capacity
Professional DevelopmentImpact on Staff and Building Capacity

  • After School Programs / Training

    • Systematic

    • Data Driven

  • Job Embedded

    • Daily use of resources

    • Orton Gillingham Focus

    • Five Core Areas

    • Classroom Follow Up

  • RTI Coordination


Teacher perspective
Teacher Perspective

  • Impact on student learning (Extended Day Program)

  • Building Capacity (Professional Development)

    • Teacher Collaboration

  • Individual Connections with Students


Parent perspective
Parent Perspective

  • Student Impact

    • Why it works

      • Case Studies

  • Parent Communication