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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.

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

Standards-Based Learning Videos

Elementary ELA

Secondary ELA

Contacts for ELA and Literacy

Mary BrownGEER Coordinator
Donna GoldsteinELA/Literacy Content Support Lead
Lori McNallyELA/Literacy Content Support Specialist, GLEAM Coordinator
Allison PickensELA/Literacy Content Support Specialist
Linda SewnarineAssistant Director of Literacy

Last Updated: June 20, 2024

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