Our Partnership with the New York City Department of Education
We have partnered with the New York City Department of Education for more than 5 years to conduct a rigorous study of TeacherRead in New York City’s Pre-K for All program.
Our Study in New York City
A total of 132 Pre-K for All teachers and 725 students participated in the TeacherRead study. We randomly assigned classrooms to participate in either the treatment group, which received training and coaching in the TeacherRead approach, or the control group, in which teachers continued using their customary approach to reading books in the classroom. Trained field staff met one-on-one with participating children in the fall and spring of their pre-K year to assess their early language and literacy skills. The study team will analyze these student data to determine the impact of the TeacherRead program on children’s language and literacy development.
The TeacherRead study in New York City began in 2018 and collected data from students who participated in the Pre-K for All program during the 2018–19 and 2021–22 school years. Study findings will be available in spring 2023.