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.
Literacy Strategic Plan for Massachusetts
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.
2017 English Language Arts and Literacy Curriculum Framework
Quick Reference Guide: Massachusetts Anchor Standards for Reading
Quick Reference Guide: Reading Closely to Analyze Complex Texts in the Elementary Grades
Quick Reference Guide: Reading Closely to Analyze Complex Texts in the Secondary Grades
Quick Reference Guide: Text Complexity and the Growth of Reading Comprehension
Last Updated: October 5, 2022
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