Carolyn Layzer, Abt Associates, Inc.
Beth Boulay, Abt Associates, Inc.
Richard Hurtig, The University of Iowa
Nancy Jackson, The University of Iowa
Abstract: The CLIMBERs study is designed to measure the effectiveness of the Breakthrough to Literacy (BTL) curriculum when taken to scale in preschool and Kindergarten classrooms in a large, urban school district. In order to measure the curriculum's impact, we are measuring both child outcomes and teacher instructional behaviors, and we are using the Observation Measures of Language and Literacy Instruction (OMLIT) battery to measure the latter. The OMLIT was developed for use in an ED-funded evaluation of a federal early literacy program and is being used in several other medium- and small-scale studies. This poster display will present the measures in the battery, examples of how they are used, constructs derived from it, and psychometrics.
Instruments in the battery include: