Fundations® Information to Support Connecticut State Department of Education Reading CORE Applications
Fundations® Guidance on the Curriculum Model and Program Description
The Fundations® document below provides answers to the Guidance on the Curriculum Model or Program Descriptions section of the Application Requesting a Waiver of Connecticut Approved K–3 Reading Curriculum Model or Program.
Fundations Program Overviews
The Fundations Program Overviews provide information about the program’s research base, summary of instruction in each of the foundational reading skills, and information about the activities and materials to support a multisensory structured literacy approach to instruction.
Fundations Evidence of Effectiveness
The Fundations Evidence of Effectiveness provides a full report summarizing research findings for the Fundations program.
Fundations Response to EdReports
Fundations® offers a program more comprehensive than what is captured by the EdReports rubric. Fundations teaches both reading (decoding) and spelling (encoding) simultaneously with a structured language and literacy approach that explicitly teaches total word structure, not just systematic phonics. This and many other aspects of the Fundations program were not accurately reflected in the review. As a result, the true essence of Fundations is not captured, and comparison using the EdReports rubric does not represent Fundations’ significant differences with other programs. In this section, in addition to the Publisher’s Report and Background, please also consider the comprehensive evidence documents that detail misunderstandings on particular indicators across grade levels.