has worked with community organizations to design and test the impact of
educational reform programs on the acquisition of literacy skills among
disadvantaged, elementary students. For nearly a decade, CPR conducted annual
evaluations of a community-based literacy program offering summer school classes
and recreation to approximately 1,000 disadvantaged readers in Denver, Colorado.
CPR also assessed a three-year literacy program in a disadvantaged elementary
school featuring reorganization of the school day to created focused, literacy
instructional times, lower class sizes and state-of-the art teaching techniques.
CPR evaluated the effectiveness of a community liaison worker in promoting
student stability and achievement in an elementary school in a distressed
neighborhood. CPR is currently assessing the impact of staff development
programs on teacher behavior and student performance.