The RTL initiative supports the development of educational digital media for preschool and early elementary school children and their families. Its goal is to promote early learning and school readiness, with a particular interest in reaching children from low-income families.
WestEd is the research partner contracted to conduct extensive research on and evaluation of the design and learning impacts of RTL media content as well as the overall effort to pave the way for even more effective RTL programs in the future. In this website, you will find reports on formative evaluations, technology needs assessments, and impact studies.
The Ready To Learn (RTL) initiative evaluation activities are funded by the U.S. Department of Education.