Student Impact

How do we know we are making a difference for students? The data tell the story.

As part of our Investing in Innovation (i3) project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, we improved outcomes across 38 low-income schools in Philadelphia, Chicago, Camden and Newark, N.J. The American Institutes for Research, a nationally recognized evaluation firm, found that CLI positively impacts student learning, the quality of teachers’ literacy instruction and the classroom environment.

“This is very welcome news,” says Harvard education professor Heather Hill in a 2014 Education Week article about CLI’s i3 results, titled “Professional Development Pays Off for i3-Funded Program.” “This joins a number of other recent studies that have found individualized coaching to be effective in improving teaching and learning.”

Professional development for teachers rarely translates directly into student learning results. But CLI is making it happen.

The data in these graphics provide examples of our impact. Whether you look at our results in a single grade level, across grade levels, in specific schools, or across a district, we are demonstrating what can happen when a teacher has high-quality and sustained support.

One Year of CLI Intervention Increases Chicago Student Reading Achievement

Chicago Public Schools, 2nd Grade NWEA Reading Assessment Results

CLI i3 Increases Percentage of Philadelphia Students Reaching Reading Benchmark

School District of Philadelphia DRA Scores 2013-14

CLI’s i3 Project Drives Reading Proficiency Gains in Newark

Kindergarten proficiency rates have risen 20 percentage points since CLI services were introduced as measured by the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA).


Newark Public School District


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