Date of Award


Degree Name

Curriculum and Instruction


College of Education and Professional Development

Type of Degree


Document Type


First Advisor

Dr. Kimberly McFall, Committee Chairperson

Second Advisor

Dr. Edna Meisel, Committee Co-Chairperson

Third Advisor

Dr. Barbara O’Byrne, Committee Member

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Stephanie Burdette, Committee Member


Many caregivers do not have materials at home to read with their student that is on the student’s reading level. Educators do not always have the appropriate materials to send home to each student on their reading level. The goal for caregivers is to feel confident in having resources at home to help their students, educators, and caregivers to engage in literacy-focused family engagement and to have a school-home connection. However, based on multiple studies, many students read below grade level, and schools struggle with literacy-focused family engagement and making school-home connections. This study aimed to determine the impact of leveled literacy kits on family engagement and school-to-home connections from the stakeholders’ perceptions. To help with this determination, the study examined stakeholders' perceptions of their experience with the leveled literacy kits and the procedures for checking them in and out. The study also examined caregivers' perceptions after checking out a leveled literacy kit on engagement with the school and confidence in reading with their student. After data collection, the leveled literacy kits were found to be an effective resource tool for literacy-focused family engagement and making school-to-home connections.


Literacy – Education.