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Background
In 2001-02 the Los Angeles Unified School District began to implement a Standards-Based Secondary Literacy Plan as part of its five-year strategic plan. The design of the Secondary Literacy Plan (SLP) is guided by the Principles of Learning and is intended to improve the literacy skills of middle and high school students by integrating language arts into content areas and delivering standards-aligned instruction through a system of literacy cadres at every school. Additionally, the SLP addresses the needs of students with poor reading skills in a systemic way through the adoption of a District- and State-endorsed curriculum to be taught through a Developing Readers and Writers Course.

Project
This evaluation of SLP focuses on five key program implementation levels from the planning that takes place at the central office to the ways in which instruction is delivered in classrooms. The goal of this five-year study of the Secondary Literacy Plan is to answer the following questions:
  1. What is the extent and nature of implementation of the planned SLP efforts at the central office level, at the local district level, and at the school level?
  2. What is the impact of various SLP implementation factors on the quality of teaching practice in the targeted grade levels and content areas?
  3. What is the impact of SLP's implementation on student outcomes in the targeted grade levels and content areas?
Reports
Secondary Literacy Plan Evaluation: 2004-05 Report 
Publication Date: March 2006
Publication Number: 301
Primary Author/Contact: Rosa Valdes

Other Reports
Contact for more information: Rosa Valdes, Project Director.