“I read the book!
I read the whole book!
All by myself!”
CLI’s most significant accomplishment may be raising expectations for what 4- to 10-year-old students from high-poverty neighborhoods are capable of achieving. Our work has countered the myth that children from disadvantaged households have too many obstacles to overcome to reach the literacy levels of their more privileged peers. Instead, we have demonstrated that when instruction is expert, almost all children will learn to read.
Significant i3 Student Results in Houston
In HISD, schools with CLI services demonstrate more pronounced growth in the percent of third grade students who scored proficient on the STAAR Reading exam between the two academic years.
The i3 Houston implementation timeline looked as follows.
The size of the box for each service is not necessarily an indicator of how long a service takes to complete but indicates when a service should occur. For example, a Lesson Study Cycle does not take two months to complete, but should happen during the months of November and December.
CLI follows teachers from the training room to the classroom with tailored high-quality coaching in dosages that research and our own evaluation indicate are necessary to impact student learning. We also provide teachers with the books and materials necessary to execute the best instruction.