Download the Strategic Framework for an overview of goals and indicators.
Read Fort Worth set forth a Strategic Framework co-developed with community partners, external stakeholders, and philanthropic and civic leaders that is rooted in research and data to support a connection between our work and early grade literacy improvement. The Strategic Framework outlines three Pillars of our work grounded in the philosophy that we must meet students where they are: In-District, Out-of-School, and In-Families – the strongest predictor of a child’s success.
Within each Pillar, Read Fort Worth will convene cross-sector partners to co-develop and implement solutions to achieve the goals we’ve set forth. Read Fort Worth will bring data and research to elevate best-practices and shine a spotlight on where and how we work better together. Each Pillar includes a goal that Read Fort Worth is directly responsible for and a student growth and performance measure that we hypothesize being the result of our work for students served in each Pillar.
The Strategic Framework is the measurable way in which Read Fort Worth provides clarity of purpose, contribution, and is held accountable for our role in the ambitious 100×25 goal, knowing that there are myriad factors that impact a child’s ability to read.
The In-District Pillar is built around recruiting and placing reading volunteers within Fort Worth ISD elementary schools. Read Fort Worth is convening the effort alongside community partners to recruit 2,500 reading volunteers for struggling readers in first and second grade.
The Out-of-School Pillar is focused on Summer Learning, specifically building program capacity and student attendance in the Summer Scholars Collaborative (SSC). The SSC is an opportunity for programs serving Fort Worth ISD students to align best practices and share data to combat “summer slide,” ensuring students gain or maintain literacy levels over the summer.
The Family Pillar is dedicated to increasing student attendance in school. Read Fort Worth is partnering with FWISD to engage cross-sector family engagement community partners to develop specific interventions to chronic absenteeism at eight distinct elementary campuses.
Actions items developed by Read Fort Worth and its partners within the three Pillars include timelines and the ability to gather data to evaluate results.