RESA Growing Readers Program

The Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) Growing Readers Program (GRP) is a K-3 literacy professional learning grant administered through the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA). The program aims to provide consistent and high-quality professional learning to teachers on effective reading instruction to help more children read at grade level by the end of third grade. The GRP is part of GOSA’s goal to invest in universal RESA initiatives that ensure all regions in Georgia are receiving access to high-quality, replicable professional learning in reading instruction. 

All of Georgia’s 16 RESAs identified at least one reading specialist to provide professional learning to three schools—eight teachers per school, two teacher per grade level (K-3rd)—in his/her RESA. The GRP has 25 Certified Growing Readers Specialists working with 53 schools in all 16 RESAs. The goal of the GRP is to provide consistent, statewide, high-quality professional learning to teachers to improve student achievement. The 2017-2018 school year began the second iteration of the two-year GRP. The program served 53 schools, approximately 390 teachers, and 7,600 K-3 students throughout the state.

GRP Evaluation Reports

For more information on the 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018 iteration of the GRP and the program’s outcomes, read the evaluation reports below.

2017-2018 Year-End Evaluation Executive Summary (Released October 2018)

2017-2018 Year-End Evaluation Infographic (Released October 2018)

2017-2018 Year-End Evaluation Report (Released October 2018) 

2016-2017 Mid-Year Evaluation Summary (Released February 2017)

2016-2017 Year-End Evaluation Report Executive Summary (Released August 2017)

2016-2017 Year-End Evaluation Report (Released August 2017)

2015-2016 Mid-Year Evaluation Report (Released January 2016)

2015-2016 Year-End Evaluation Report (Released July 2016)