The Institute for Scaling Evidence Based Education

A Partnership Between Catapult Learning and Center on Teaching and Learning

Catapult Learning and the Center on Teaching and Learning (CTL) have joined forces to establish the Institute for Scaling Evidence-Based Education (the Institute) to maximize the reach and impact of the best-in-class programing developed at CTL.

Catapult Learning is honored to be the exclusive provider of professional development for CTL’s Enhanced Core Reading Instruction (ECRI) program nationally. By joining forces to bring ECRI to more elementary schools throughout the U.S., Catapult Learning and the Center on Teaching and Learning will help make a measurable difference in student reading achievement for generations of students. Read the press release.

 In EdWeek Market Brief, CEO of Catapult Learning Jeff Cohen as well as Hank Fien, the director of the University of Oregon’s Center on Teaching and Learning recently discussed the Institute for Scaling Evidence-Based Education.

Contact us today for more information on how Catapult Learning can help optimize the ECRI program at your school:

We formed the Institute for Scaling Evidence-Based Education with Catapult Learning because we want to promote broader access for students to the most proven intervention tools available. Having Catapult Learning as an exclusive partner of professional development for ECRI significantly impacts the reach of our supplemental literacy curriculum. We carefully selected Catapult because of the company’s unwavering dedication to serve students, teachers and districts with top quality instructional programs and professional development. This partnership uniquely positions us to take ECRI to the next level and positively influence literacy learning for K-2 students.

— Hank Fien, PhD, current director of the Center on Teaching and Learning

Learn more about ECRI

Aligned with College and Career Readiness Standards, ECRI is a multi-tiered program featuring a series of teaching routines designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of reading instruction. The program centers on explicit and systematic instruction and relies on teacher models, multiple and varies practice opportunities, and careful review sequences. Instructional routines may be used in conjunction with any core reading program and teachers benefit from professional development offerings detailing the instructional elements.

By partnering with CTL to form the Institute for Scaling Evidence-Based Education, we underscore our commitment to delivering programs that are scientifically proven to generate positive outcomes for struggling students. Initially, this partnership will expand professional learning solutions to help schools optimize CTL’s nationally recognized Enhanced Core Reading Instruction. We look forward to expanding the scope of the Institute and deepening our collaboration with one of the nation’s premier research universities.

— Jeffrey Cohen, CEO of Catapult Learning

Center on Teaching & Learning

Center on Teaching and Learning is a world-class research center of the University of Oregon College of Education that uses scientific evidence and research-based practices to advance teaching and student learning. Their mission is to conduct, translate, and disseminate research that focuses on the solutions to serious but practical problems in school systems.

  • One of the nation’s leading educational R&D centers – awarded 75+ state and federal research grants.
  • Committed to conducting rigorous research on the design, delivery and efficacy of curriculum, instruction, and assessment as individual elements used in schools, especially in the primary, elementary, and middle school grades.
  • Official home to DIBELS and the UO DIBELS Data System (DDS) which serves approximately 20% of all U.S. public schools (K–3).

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