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Sponsored Research Office

The Oregon Statewide Even Start

Family Literacy Program Evaluation

Project Director:

 

John Killoran
Laurel Cuthbertson

Contact Phone:

 

503-838-8757

503-838-9623 (TTY)

Email:

 

killorj@wou.edu

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Funding Source:

 

Oregon Department of Education

Project Description:

The intent of the statewide Even Start program evaluation is to collect and analyze data used to inform the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and its key stakeholders about the effectiveness of the state’s and local program’s progress on a variety of federal and state performance indicators. Oregon’s Even Start Family Literacy program supports local family literacy projects that integrate early childhood education, adult literacy (adult basic and secondary-level education and instruction for English language learners), parenting education, and interactive parent and child literacy activities for low-income families with parents who are eligible for services under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act and their children from birth through age 7. Teen parents and their children from birth through age 7 also are eligible.

Projects provide for early childhood education, adult literacy (adult basic and secondary-level education and instruction for English language learners), parenting education, and interactive parent-child literacy activities for participating families, often through other entities providing these services, such as government agencies, colleges and universities, public schools, Head Start programs, and other public and private community-based groups. Projects operate year-round and provide staff training and support services, such as child care and transportation, when unavailable from other sources, to enable participation in core education activities.

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