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Kansas Reading Roadmap

Listing Last Update: February 25, 2016


112 SW 6th Ave. Suite 201
Topeka, KS 66603

Primary Contact

Andrew Hysell

(202) 507-6149

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To find a family literacy program
  • To help my child learn
  • To learn English

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Family literacy program

Program Overview

Research continues to underscore the importance of third-grade reading proficiency for life-long success. Given this link, Kansas is committed to ensuring that all students in kindergarten through third-grade have the foundation and opportunity to reach proficiency in reading so that they become college and career ready with a lifetime of success ahead of them.

The Kansas Reading Roadmap (KRR) initiative works to improve third-grade reading proficiency through innovative, evidence-based in-school and after-school reading interventions. KRR is delivered in a three step process – during school, after-school, and through family engagement programming. All three components are driven by the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), which is a continuum of evidence-based, school-wide practices that support a quick response to academic, behavioral, and social needs through frequent data-driven monitoring that informs instructional decision making. KRR schools use Curriculum Based Measurement (CBM) data to inform appropriate in-school reading interventions and targeted after-school literacy and family engagement programming for struggling readers.

Hours of operation: 8 am to 5 pm

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

The University of Kansas has released a 2014-2015 evaluation for the Kansas Reading Roadmap (KRR). The independent evaluation includes data from 30 low-income schools across the state that served over 5,000 children grades K-3 using the KRR comprehensive program model. The report provides an analysis of each school's progress towards achieving third grade reading proficiency for all children.

"Although early in the implementation of KRR, data shows positive results. KRR school sites are achieving whole-school improvement in literacy achievement, with students participating in extended learning opportunities seeing striking increases as well. Students whose families participate in family engagement and strengthening activities demonstrate significant gains over time. With additional time and comparison school analysis, program evaluation will continue to demonstrate the impact of the KRR on participant and school literacy outcomes."

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