Research & Evidence

Reading Apprenticeship in Professional Development Networks

Stuart Foundation and Los Angeles Education Partnership • 
1999–2002

The Strategic Literacy Initiative partnered with two networks, Bay Area Coalition of Essential Schools and Los Angeles Unified School District Humanitas Network, to offer Reading Apprenticeship professional development in diverse subject-area classrooms, and to analyze the impact of Reading Apprenticeship on student reading achievement. Research data from both groups showed that students made statistically significant gains in reading scores as measured by their performance on the Degrees of Reading Power standardized test of reading comprehension, with the most rapid increases in achievement occurring in the two lowest-scoring quartiles of students.