The Connecticut K-3 Literacy Initiative (CK3LI) is Raising Literacy Achievement and Changing Lives
Launched in 2012, CK3LI—the Connecticut K-3 Literacy Initiative—is an initiative to support schools in implementing research-grounded practices to improve the reading abilities of children in Connecticut in kindergarten through third grade and to narrow the achievement (or opportunity) gap.
Results have shown that schools adopting the CK3LI model for three years or more have more than doubled the number of students meeting grade-level literacy goals, while also reducing the number of students at significant risk for reading by more than half.
CK3LI represents a unique partnership between the Connecticut State Department of Education; the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus of the Connecticut General Assembly; the Neag School of Education; the Connecticut Commission on Women, Children, and Seniors; HILL for Literacy; and Literacy How.
Key aspects of the CL3LI model include: leadership training and systems change, embedded evidence-based professional development, family literacy events, and data-driven, tier 2 literacy support.
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