One of the Vermont Agency of Education's (AOE) primary focuses is increasing student literacy. Therefore, the AOE reached out to R1CC for support related to literacy, specifically, how prepared Vermont certified teachers who attended Vermont educator preparation programs (EPPs) were at using evidence-based literacy instructional practices. The project looked at 20 course syllabi from a sample of 6 Vermont educator preparation programs using two Innovation Configuration (ICs) maps from the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Center's: Evidence-Based Reading Instruction for Grades K– 5 (Lane, 2014) and Evidence-Based Practices for Writing Instruction (Troia, 2014). The sample EPPs support 60% of educators recommended for early childhood, early childhood special education, and elementary pathways certification.
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