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Literacy Plan for Massachusetts

The current Literacy Plan for Massachusetts is called "An Excellent Education in ELA and Literacy for ALL." This document describes the initiatives and projects of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to work towards our vision of an excellent ELA/Literacy education for every student in Massachusetts.

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Literacy Strategic Plan for Massachusetts

Early Literacy Screening Assessments

Universal Screening is conducted to identify students who may be at risk for poor learning outcomes so that targeted, responsive instruction may be provided. Visit the Early Literacy Screening Assessment page to view the list of assessments approved by DESE.

ELA/Literacy Learning Standards and Resources

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2017 English Language Arts and Literacy Curriculum Framework
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Quick Reference Guide: Massachusetts Anchor Standards for Reading
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Quick Reference Guide: Reading Closely to Analyze Complex Texts in the Elementary Grades
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Quick Reference Guide: Reading Closely to Analyze Complex Texts in the Secondary Grades
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Quick Reference Guide: Text Complexity and the Growth of Reading Comprehension

Standards-Based Learning Videos

Elementary ELA

Secondary ELA

Contacts for ELA and Literacy

NameTitleEmail
Mary BrownGEER Coordinator mary.L.brown@mass.gov
Coleen Thomas-DebariELA/Literacy Content Support Specialist, English Learners coleen.a.thomas-debari@mass.gov
Donna GoldsteinELA/Literacy Content Support Lead donna.goldstein@mass.gov
Susan KazeroidELA/Literacy Content Support Lead susan.m.kazeroid@mass.gov
Tracey MartineauELA/Literacy Content Support Lead tracey.j.martineau@mass.gov
Allison PickensELA/Literacy Content Support Specialist, GLEAM coordinator allison.d.pickens@mass.gov
Woodly Pierre-LouisELA/Literacy Content Support Lead woodly.pierre-louis@mass.gov

Last Updated: March 15, 2021

 
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