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Document Number: 8563

Positive Effects of Literacy Collaborative on Teaching and Student Learning: A Federally Funded Value-Added Study - A four-year longitudinal study of teaching and student achievement resulted in the following primary findings: (1) Students' average rates of learning in grades K-2 increased by 16% in the first implementation year, 28% in the second and 32% in the third year; (2) Teacher expertise increased substantially and the rate of improvement was predicted by the amount of coaching a teacher received; and (3) Professional communication amongst teachers in the schools increased over the three years and the literacy coordinators became more central in their schools' communication networks. (Literacy Collaborative, March 2010)...


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