Digital Promise is working with Learning Ovations, University of California – Irvine, and MDRC to implement the United2Read project.
Learning Ovations’ A2i Professional Support System combines technology and professional development to increase literacy achievement for all students in grades K-3. Learning Ovations will support teachers nationwide in implementing A2i.
University of California – Irvine’s School of Education is ranked in the top 25 in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. UCI will provide classroom observation methodologies, professional development, and research support.
MDRC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that develops, evaluates, and improves education and social programs serving low-income children, adults, and families. MDRC is the independent evaluator for the United2Read study and will conduct a rigorous randomized control trial study to examine the cost effectiveness of the two professional development support strategies and the success of the scale-up strategies.