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Programs & Initiatives

Improving Early Literacy Outcomes
The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Enabling and Supporting High Quality, Interconnected and Outcomes-oriented Service Delivery
Defining and Strengthening Pathways to Post-secondary Education and Careers
Public Education & Advocacy


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Enabling and Supporting High Quality, Interconnected and Outcomes-oriented Service Delivery


Quality Framework for Adult Literacy

The Quality Framework for Adult Literacy (Framework) has been developed to help facilitate quality improvements in adult literacy. The Framework is a tool set that includes a summary of promising practices in adult literacy, highlights of factors that impact learner outcomes, and a program self-assessment tool. Factors and promising practices featured in the Framework are based on current research and reflect what innovative programs around the country are doing to prepare adults to succeed in postsecondary education and work. The Framework has been piloted at adult literacy sites and is now available to providers and literacy grant makers.  Click here to access the Framework.  For additional information about the Framework please contact Laureen Atkins.

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Professional Learning Programs & Resources

The Literacy Cooperative offers a diverse menu of trainings for literacy practitioners, volunteer tutors, and other cross-sector professionals. The Cooperative's three focus areas of early literacy, capacity building and career pathways are reflected in training offerings that cover best practices & relevant issues in a hands-on, participatory approach.  Training sessions provide an important opportunity for dialogue, networking, and exposure to new ideas and strategies from experts in the field. The Literacy Cooperative is committed to ongoing availability of high-quality, literacy-centered professional development for literacy practitioners and administrators. Click here to access The Literacy Cooperative's training calendar. Other professional learning programs and resources include:

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