To increase literacy development among Florida’s diverse student population, the Florida PreK–3 Literacy project supports state, regional, district, and school literacy-focused leadership capacities and literacy instructional services utilizing implementation science. This collaborative project will support the Florida Department of Education in building educator knowledge and teaming capacity to implement evidence-based literacy practices.
R7CC will provide support to expand state capacity and knowledge in supporting both regional and district understanding of continuous literacy improvement. Project activities include: (1) increasing educators’ knowledge of evidence-based literacy practices in Grades PreK–3 instruction and intervention; (2) engaging in supportive teaming; and (3) building educators’ capacity for ongoing improvement of literacy services and student literacy development.
Short-term outcomes include increasing state staff knowledge in evidence-based practices for Grades PreK–3 literacy instruction, intervention, and implementation. Midterm outcomes include increases in state capacity to support and build regional, district, and school knowledge in evidence-based literacy instruction and intervention practices. Long-term outcomes include improvements in state, regional, district, and school capacity to deliver and sustain evidence-based literacy practices in the classroom and improve student literacy performance.