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Project READ

What is Project READ?

California’s Project READ for Middle Schools is an intensive five-year program dedicated to increasing the reading and English Language Arts (ELA) proficiency and outcomes of all students—including students with disabilities, English learners, and socioeconomically disadvantaged students—in a competitively selected group of California middle schools.

Project READ Focus Areas

To accomplish these goals, Project READ focuses on training teachers to incorporate reading strategies and skills in their content area instruction, supporting school-level site implementation teams and leaders in guiding and facilitating this systems change process, providing ongoing coaching and an online learning community for collaboratively building skills and capacity, and involving parents and family members in their students’ reading achievement; all guided by current implementation science and adult learning principles.

Visit the links below to learn about the six major focus areas of Project READ.