This report summarizes the key findings from the evaluation of the Massachusetts' Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) Digital Literacy Now (DLN) Grant Program performed by SageFox Consulting Group. This evaluation spanned three fiscal years from April 2021 through December 2022 and covered grant activities that occurred from September 2019 through August 2022. Additional DLN professional development (PD) activities ran through December 2022, but not all of these were evaluated. The Digital Literacy Now grant provided MA DESE-supported funding for districts wishing to create rigorous, inclusive and sustainable K-12 Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS) education. Districts first focused on grades 6-8 and then, in subsequent years, had the opportunity to expand to other K-12 grades in their districts, up to a maximum of three years of support. A cohort model encouraged cross-district learning and support.
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