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More than professional development, LETRS® is a movement in literacy education. LETRS impacts state, district, and school achievement as the only professional development that gives educators a deep, structural knowledge of the English language—knowledge proven to be at the heart of successful literacy intervention.

Interactive Implementation Map

Click on the numbers below to learn more about just a few of the LETRS  implementations happening nationwide.

Tennessee Department of Education
Partnered to develop state- and CCSS-specific literacy professional development modules and to train 10,000 teachers across the state.
Mississippi Department of Education
Partnering to deliver LETRS professional development to up to 10,000 teachers as part of the MS K–3 Literacy Professional Development Training System.
Louisiana Department of Education
Louisiana has certified a cadre of regional/district LETRS trainers, who trained more than 3,500 teachers using LETRS Foundations.
Austin Independent School District, Texas
Austin ISD is committed to increasing teacher knowledge to ensure student growth in literacy. Each summer, locally certified AISD LETRS trainers provide professional development for teachers throughout the district.
Oklahoma Department of Education
The Oklahoma Department of Education is working to certify a cadre of local LETRS trainers to provide training to teachers in the state to improve literacy foundation.
Kansas Department of Education—MTSS Project
Sopris Learning and the Kansas MTSS Project have partnered to certify a cadre of local Kansas LETRS trainers. LETRS provides the training at the foundation of their Multitier System of Supports.
Davenport Public School District, Iowa
LETRS training has been provided to classroom and special education teachers and administrators.
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network
LETRS is the foundation of the professional development provided by PaTTAN to educators across Pennsylvania.Two groups of regional/district LETRS trainers now provide high-quality training to teachers across the state.
Buffalo Public Schools, New York
Certified a cadre of district LETRS trainers who are tasked with providing LETRS training to educators throughout Buffalo Public Schools.
Providence Public School District, Rhode Island
Provided in-depth training for elementary teachers who received training in LETRS Foundations and secondary teachers using LANGUAGE!®
Broward County Public Schools, Florida
Staff trainers from Broward County Public Schools attended open-tuition LETRS Institutes and now offer LETRS training to Broward County’s teachers qualifying them for the state-mandated reading endorsement.
Colorado Department of Education—MTSS Project
Certified regional LETRS trainers who provide LETRS training to schools across the state. The group is also trained in ParaReading.
Arizona State-wide Reading Support
LETRS formed the backbone of the Arizona Reading First program and remains a critical component of the state-wide reading support system. Combined with effective assessment and research-based core literacy curriculum, LETRS gives the state a blueprint for long-term, sustainable improvement.
Washington Department of Education
Provides LETRS training and advanced Training of Trainers (TOT) to reading coaches, who then act as a “LETRS task force” to train other educators within the state.
The LETRS training effectively connected current research to explicit instruction and gave all participants meaningful content and strategies to implement in classrooms immediately! … The LETRS modules rank among the most extensive and in-depth training I have ever received in reading.

- Pamela Herrera
Supervisor of Title I, Delaware

LETRS is educator ‘brain food’ that takes thinking to the next level. It provides teachers with the best tools research can provide to get students moving. When we first started training our teachers in LETRS, 46% of our students going into the middle schools were proficient readers. This last year, 71% were proficient. It’s just been amazing!

- Melody Ilk
Literacy Coordinator, Colorado
and Coauthor of A Principal’s Primer
for Raising Reading Achievement