Supported Literacy for Adolescents is a research-based literacy program. Its goal is to improve reading, writing, and comprehension among both high-risk and typically achieving populations. The program is deeply rooted in standards-based curriculum design, and all components of the program align with national reading and writing standards, as well as selected content standards.
Supported Literacy is a schoolwide approach to literacy development and has three instructional components:
- Supported literacy schoolwide (classroom)
- Supported literacy supplementary (small group)
- Supported literacy intensive (tutorials)
Three additional services support instruction: assessment, school-based leadership, and professional development.
Supported Literacy for Adolescents was developed over 10 years by EDC, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education (Office of Special Education Programs and Institute of Educational Sciences), Annenberg Foundation, and MetLife Foundation.
EDC Project Director: Cindy Mata Aguilar
Funder: Client fees| Various
(EDC is a subcontractor on this project to U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.)