Components of Highly Effective Literacy Systems

  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Protected block of daily reading instructional time ( minimum two hours)
  • Reading prioritized system-wide
  • Ongoing assessment
  • Simplified regular assessment administered system-wide
  • Data driven decision making
  • Collaborative stake-holder participation in reading system design
  • Harmonized, tiered instruction
  • Innovative thinking and strategizing
  • Functional small group instruction within the classroom
  • Fluid student grouping based on meeting deficit needs as they arise
  • High expectations for all learners
  • Stakeholders acquire conceptual understanding of the tenets of reading
  • Teachers freed to teach