Ardmore Public Schools
Client: Institute for a Competitive Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
E-TEAM was contracted by the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in 2013 to conduct a literacy profile and data analysis for Ardmore Public Schools to support district efforts in meeting literacy issues and concerns (e.g., special student populations, teacher professional development, parent involvement, etc.) with appropriate literacy interventions at the elementary and secondary level. The project was a partnership among Ardmore Public Schools, Sonic Corporation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Oklahoma State Department of Education, and the University of Oklahoma’s E-TEAM. E-TEAM served a dual role: (1) to compile district data describing demographic characteristics, academic achievement, and other data relevant to literacy; and (2) facilitate conversations among school administrators, team leaders, and/or literacy coaches to identify curricula in place, professional development models used, and other programs in place that support district literacy objectives. Through a needs/gap analysis, E-TEAM provided the information needed to guide stakeholders through the development of a district and community literacy action plan to be implemented during the 2014 academic year.