Principal's Primer is a “how-to” manual for principals who are seeking a school-wide approach to lift the overall reading performance of an elementary or middle school population.
Principal’s Primer benefits elementary and middle schools where students consistently underperform on reading proficiency assessments. Principals in these schools are able to implement a plan of action—across grade levels and with all students—to improve reading scores, which leads to better performance in all subject areas.
Using Principal’s Primer, Jefferson County Public Schools in Colorado created the Alameda Reading Project to improve reading proficiency in elementary and middle schools in the Alameda learning cluster. In two short years, they saw dramatic results: