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UIC-ERF Works - Yet Again!

The following charts summarize the learning that took place among UIC—ERF preschoolers in important areas of early language and literacy development. The changes represent the growth that took place from the beginning to the end of the 2011-2012 school year. The end-of-year scores in this first chart show the percentage of children going on to kindergarten who achieved levels indicating they are ready to succeed well during their kindergarten year.

Student Achievement Graph

What do these numbers mean? By the end of their prekindergarten year, in areas of early language and literacy that matter a great deal, anywhere from 38% to 47% more children learned what is important in the specific early literacy skills for succeeding in kindergarten and beyond at the level used by the U.S. Department of Education as a standard for success.

Because there are many 3-year-olds in our UIC—ERF classrooms, we also looked at data that examined their learning. The results showed that at the end of their first year in preK, quite a few of them have already achieved end-of-PreK standards. This is great news, and we are presenting them with appropriate challenges during them 2012-2013 school year to move them ahead even further.

Student Achievement Graph




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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