We combine our expertise in promoting young children’s literacy development and its instruction with our expertise in program design and implementation science. Building from this knowledge base, we lead stakeholders through a consultative process that focuses on analyzing and adjusting their efforts for measurable impact.

Research and Best Practices

The design of our institutes reflects the best of what we currently know about bolstering early literacy development and its instruction across settings while also bringing in new thinking from other fields.

Program Design Evaluation Tool

The disconnect between program design and desired outcomes is a pervasive problem. Often we expect too much or we are simply unclear about program feasibility. Our PDET is an innovative framework that allows participants to analyze the design of literacy programs and services on 5 key dimensions central to results.

Strategic Mapping and Planning

To maximize limited resources and attain desired outcomes, participants analyze and consolidate key data from Lectio tools, chart and evaluate their programmatic landscape, and engage in facilitated strategic planning.

Collective Action and Change

All too often, excellent professional learning and guidance is designed for and offered to the individual, compromising its impact on problems and issues that demand collective action. Given that effective professional learning and reform necessarily means having several key players at the table, we take a unique, team-based approach to our work.

Take advantage of our tools and approach to support your efforts in promoting literacy for all children and to ensure measurable impact.

Discover how the Lectio approach accelerates and advances community-wide initiatives, exemplified by this Campaign for Grade Level Reading case and partnership.

  • Lectio prompted us to think deeply and strategically about our curriculum and professional learning efforts. Not only did we advance our knowledge of literacy content, we shifted to more evaluative and strategic mindsets—all resulting in increased cohesion and instructional shifts at the school and district level.

    Kate EnglandChief Academic Officer, Hartford Public Schools
  • We have seen changes at every level in Arizona. We have agencies that are re-designing their portfolios of programs and services to be more intentional and aligned to the outcomes they want. We have local team members that have used Lectio to help strengthen their programming in a specific neighborhood or target population. We have funders working hand-in-hand with their grantees to help support alignment to outcomes using Lectio’s approach. And we have a task force at the state-level for professional development and for family engagement, using what we learned at Lectio to help identify shared performance measures and target goals for the state.

    Terri ClarkArizona Literacy Director, Read On Arizona
  • By utilizing the Program Design Evaluation Tool (PDET), Berkshire United Way is beginning to narrow the focus on more impactful programming by building criteria into our RFP process. We have been working with other funders and foundations to also adopt similar criteria, and pool resources, whenever possible, to fund programs that are going to be most impactful.

    Karen VogelCommunity Impact Program Manager, Berkshire United Way
  • Kelly has been a significant asset in helping all community organizations and programs ask the difficult and necessary questions to promote impact and help with how we can make small changes to effect big change. She understands the goals, objectives, and restrictions of our funding sources, and our available resources and helps us to see how to best utilize what we have to work with for maximum benefit.

    Julia GuazzoCFCE Specialist, HCS Head Start