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CCL-ERF Project

The first UIC Early Reading First Project, Charting a Course to Literacy, begun in 2006, ended in the fall of 2010. It was a partnership between UIC and three Chicago Public Schools Charter Schools: Chicago International Charter School Basil Campus, LEARN Charter School, and Passages Charter School.

CCL-ERF teachers who were in the project since its inception developed classrooms that were centers of early literacy excellence. Across the course of this initial project, children in CCL-ERF classrooms significantly outscored comparison classrooms in an independent evaluation conducted by the Bureau of Education Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (click here for details). We are very pleased with the impact that CCL-ERF had on both teachers and children. The teachers from this project are now serving as mentors and models in a variety of settings.

The final report for CCL-ERF delivered to the U. S. Department of Education can be view by clicking here.




For more information on our projects, or to volunteer your assistance in the UIC-ERF efforts,
please contact the project director William Teale at wteale@uic.edu.

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