Evaluation of Kentucky’s Early Reading Incentive Grant Program

1999 to 2004

The Early Reading Incentive Grant (ERIG) program was administered by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and provided funds for schools to implement early reading models in the primary grades.


McIntyre, E., Rightmyer, E. C., Powell, R., Powers, S., & Petrosko, P. P. (2006). How much should young children read? A study of the relationship between development and instruction. Literacy Teaching and Learning: An International Journal of Early Literacy, 11(1), 55-76.

Rightmyer, E. C., McIntyre, S., & Petrosko, J. M. (2006). Instruction, development, and achievement of struggling primary grade readers. Reading Research and Instruction, 45, 209-242.

Lead Researchers: 
Dr. Ellen McIntyre, University of Louisville
Dr. Deneese Jones, University of Kentucky