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The State of Early Literacy: Strategies to Jumpstart It

The State of Early Literacy whitepaper.

After a year of disrupted learning, students’ reading skills have taken a profound hit, and as data from Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic shows, early literacy skills have been negatively impacted across all K–8 learners.

In this whitepaper, Ken Tam, Curriculum Associates’ Senior Executive Director of Content and Implementation, discusses the data along with the potential ramifications of this devastating setback for young learners.

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About the Author

Ken Tam

Ken serves as a senior executive director of content and implementation, working nationally for Curriculum Associates. He is a thought partner to districts on their implementation of assessment and instruction systems and helps educators develop assessment literacy to improve their ability to connect data to instruction. Ken is a former teacher and district administrator with more than 25 years of practice in educational technology. He primarily focuses on addressing unfinished learning through acceleration, implementing change management strategies, and measuring the efficacy of programs and school improvement. He serves as a thought leader on assessment and personalized learning and speaks widely at regional and national conferences on how districts can apply the latest research on teaching and learning.