Reinventing a Basic Literacy Program

Winter 2024


Basic Literacy & Numeracy

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Author(s): Jessica Tomkins, Literacy New Jersey

At Literacy NJ, the decline in basic literacy services lead them to reevaluate and reinvent their program. The cornerstone of their new plan is to offer an 8-week vestibule program called Steps to Success for new basic literacy students, focused on goal setting, crucial digital skills, and the development of independent learning strategies. They intend to implement Steps to Success statewide as a way to rebuild their capacity to serve basic literacy students. Ultimately, the hope is that it will allow them to serve many more students and increase their retention in the program by improving their learning experience.

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