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The Illinois Community College Board’s STEM College and Career Readiness (CCR) project utilizes targeted interventions which include instruction, academic and student support services, and curriculum alignment to advance the development and implementation of Programs of Study in key STEM application areas.  Funded through the Illinois Race to the Top project, its goal is to better prepare students as they transition from high school to college and to ultimately reduce the need for remediation, particularly in math. An evaluation of the project is being conducted by the Office of Community College Research and Leadership to assess the quality and effectiveness of the STEM CCR interventions. The ICCB has also partnered with the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support to organize and facilitate trainings on the core elements of the project, including, curriculum alignment practices and tools and innovative instructional delivery.  Seven community colleges are participating in the STEM CCR project.