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Revolutionizing Reading in Connecticut

March 23, 2017
Education | Featured
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For the last four years, HILL for Literacy has been a partner in Connecticut’s K-3 Literacy Initiative (CK3LI) funded through legislation developed by the General Assembly’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus. The initiative was created to address the state’s achievement gap from the earliest grades. 
On Monday March 13, 2017, the most recent results were presented at a forum in Hartford, CT.  We are so proud to be a partner in this initiative along with the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, Literacy How, University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education, Center for Behavioral Education & Research, the General Assembly’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, and Connecticut’s State Department of Education. The tremendous growth in scores reported by participating schools is inspiring, and all of the organizations involved in CK3LI are eager to continue working toward closing the achievement gap.

Learn More About the Reading Forum

More information and downloadable presentations from the Reading Forum are available on the CT Commission on Women, Children and Seniors’s Website.

Dramatic Results

We’ve seen over the course of 4 years that percentages of students who are reading at grade level are more than doubled. We’ve also seen that the percentage of students that are performing significantly below grade level has been more than halved.
Michael Coyne, Ph.D.

Professor of Educational Psychology, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut

Not only has the CT K-3 Literacy Initiative seen excellent results, but its reach and impact has expanded to include more schools every year.  We look forward to even more growth in the future.

Learn More About CK3LI

We interviewed teachers and administrators in CK3LI schools about their experience participating in the initiative. What they have to say is truly inspiring!