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Elementary Literacy and School Readiness Office

About Us

Mission:

We partner with educators and leaders to support the implementation of high-quality evidence based practices in literacy and school readiness.

Vision:

By focusing on strategic issues that support educational policies, the institutional capacity, and adult capabilities that support strong foundations we will promote ready systems that lead to high-quality elementary literacy and school readiness for all students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Elementary Literacy and School Readiness Office Approach

A growing body of research supports the knowledge that academic and social skills acquired by age eight provide the foundation for lifelong learning and success. The first decade of a child’s life is the most opportune time to influence learning paths and ensure the very best outcomes for all children.

The Elementary Literacy and School Readiness Office includes the following teams:

  • READ Act implementation: instructional programming reviews and assessment reviews
  • Kindergarten through 3rd grade literacy professional learning 
  • READ Act data collections
  • Kindergarten school readiness
  • Literacy grants (Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant, Early Literacy Grant, and Early Literacy Assessment Tool)