Partner School Districts

Leavenworth Unified School District 453 and Atchison Unified School District 409



The goal of the project was to evaluate the implementation of a birth through Grade 12 literacy initiative. 

As an external evaluator, the Iowa Reading Research Center collected and analyzed data related to four outcomes identified by the consortium:

  1. Impact on students’ literacy achievement
  2. Impact on teachers’ literacy knowledge and pedagogical practices
  3. Community outreach and participation
  4. Overall sustainability of the project

The Iowa Reading Research Center also monitored the consortium’s adherence to project goals, tracking the effectiveness of the different elements of the program, and providing data-driven guidance through the duration of the program. 

In addition, the Iowa Reading Research Center collaborated with the external evaluators of the seven other Literacy Network of Kansas consortiums to support the overall statewide evaluation of LiNK.