Framework for Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating P-3 Approaches
Kristie Kauerz & Julia Coffman; National P-3 Center
The Framework is designed for use by schools, school districts, ECE programs, and other community partners to address key questions facing those who are developing Preschool through Grade 3 (P-3) approaches in their school, districts, and communities. It is grounded in research and evidence-based practice and can be used as a tool to support the development of comprehensive P-3 approaches. It is divided into eight major “buckets” or categories of effort that have been identified as essential to high-quality and comprehensive P-3 approaches.
From a planning and implementation perspective, the Framework helps users see the “big picture” of comprehensive and systemic P-3 work and guides users in understanding how their own P-3 strategies “fit” in the big picture, providing concrete examples of how to enrich and expand P-3 approaches. From an evaluation perspective, the Framework helps users think about why evaluation needs to be infused into P-3 approaches from the beginning. It also suggests strategies and methods for how to evaluate P-3 implementation efforts.
This document anchors much of the work conducted by the National P-3 Center. The Framework was originally published in 2013 and was revised and updated in 2019 to embed a more intentional focus on equity.