Our 2021-22 School Year
Transforming Learning During a Crisis
In the predominantly Black and Brown communities served by CLI, families were hit disproportionately hard not only by COVID-19 health issues, but also by job losses and housing and food insecurity. Many of the households in these CLI-served districts, on top of dealing with traumatic events, didn’t have reliable internet connections or consistent access to online schooling technology. These issues compounded quickly, making more apparent than ever the inequities in education that so many CLI-served communities face.
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Independently Validated Results
Independent Study Proves Children's Literacy Initiative's Methodology Provides Significant Results
Results from a three-year, randomized control-group study of CLI’s i3 project in four cities by American Institutes for Research, showed that:
- Kindergarten and second grade students in CLI schools scored significantly higher on standardized early reading tests than students whose teachers were not exposed to CLI.
- CLI had a significant positive impact on the quality of teachers’ literacy instruction in both kindergarten and first grade classrooms.