The William Penn Foundation funds Center for Literacy’s Integrated Literacy Model (ILM) at West Philadelphia High School and commissioned RFA to conduct an implementation and impact evaluation of the model. This pilot project aims to improve high school graduation rates by addressing low literacy levels, one of the key risk factors for dropout. ILM literacy specialists provide intensive literacy instruction to 9th graders reading below grade level, as well as to similar students in an after-school Twilight program. An ILM literacy coach supports 9th grade teachers in integrating literacy across the content areas.
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