Accelerated Literacy Learning has been integral to improving student learning and achievement in two organizations for which I have worked; a large district serving over 45,000 students and a county office serving over 42 school districts. In both organizations, Accelerated Literacy Learning staff personified a strong belief in all students' ability to be proficient readers and writers who engage in a literate life infused with both the skills and the passion of a literate citizen.
Teachers and administrators appreciate and value the level of professionalism exhibited by all of their consultants. They model for participants and for students what it means to be a learner and always approach their planning and work from an inquiry stance. Staff who are supported by Accelerated Literacy Learning consultants are confident that they are steeped in the most current research practices and demonstrate extremely strong content and pedagogical knowledge and expertise.
As a result of their work with teachers and students our district experienced dramatic and regular gains in student learning and achievement demonstrated on formal state and district assessments as well as through more informal and anecdotal evidence.
As an administrator I also appreciated the time and level of personalized service and support we received from the Accelerated Literacy Learning Team. Susan Radley Brown completes a thorough needs analysis and assessment of the students, teachers, and schools with whom they will be working in order to match their consultants with a "best fit" for the needs of the district.
Additionally, Accelerated Literacy Learning engaged in instructional leadership coaching related to the improvement of literacy instruction. The ability to work with an organization that knows and understands-and can support- system as well as site work to improve practice and learning is a unique find.
I highly recommend Accelerated Literacy Learning to any district or organization whom expect students and teachers to be learners and to expect significant gains in student learning and achievement through the improvement of adult practice.