The Problem

Despite great promise and tireless efforts, most children’s literacy programs, instruction, and services produce only negligible effects. Each day, educators, program directors, community leaders, and funders are faced with decisions about using time and resources wisely.


By the end of third grade, about 63 percent of the nation's children are not reading at grade level.

Our Solution

We guide stakeholders through a comprehensive analysis of their literacy programs and services, focusing on their goals, design, desired outcomes, and resource allocation.

Who We Work With




School Districts

Our mission is to unlock the power of our collective commitment to America’s youngest readers. We work to ensure that all children's literacy efforts and those they serve reach their potential, and that all stakeholders see the results and impacts they intended.

  • 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