- Health and Development on Track, Beginning at Birth
- Supported and Supportive Families and Communities
- High Quality Birth-through-age-Eight Learning Environments with Regular Attendance
Each working paper details why the Pathways measure matters for third-grade reading, outlines how it is connected to the other Pathways Measures of Success, defines relevant terms and offers national research-based options that can impact the measure, including polices (federal, state legislative, state departmental, and local), practices (protocols to implement policies, some which might be driving good outcomes, and some which might be obstacles to improving outcomes), and programs and capacities (provider capacity, parent capacity, public understanding and will-building, and array of quality programs to move the measures). All sources are cited.
- Learn the research and evidence base around what works in key areas that impact third grade reading
- Organize collaborative work around measures that impact third grade reading proficiency and consider how those measures—and therefore the strategies to address them—are interconnected
- Understand a variety of policy, practice, program and capacity-building options that have been used in communities across the country to improve outcomes for young children and families
While these papers are still a work in progress, NCECF is eager to share this information and is releasing them now in draft form.
You can find the papers online at: http://buildthefoundation.org/pathways-working-papers/. Follow #bthru8pathways on Twitter to learn more and receive updates.