Lead for Literacy Framework Overview
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The Lead for Literacy Framework
The Lead for Literacy Framework helps school and district leaders navigate the process of evaluating, building, implementing, and sustaining evidence-based literacy practices within a comprehensive schoolwide reading model. Learn more about each of the framework elements.
Standards, Priorities, & Goals
Effective Leaders Make Reading a Schoolwide Priority
Schools with a clear vision and mission for reading demonstrate understanding, alignment, and prioritization of standards, priorities, and goals among all staff. Successfully implementing this element assures that all teachers of reading are guided by common goals and a shared vision for high-quality reading instruction.
Administration, Organization, & Communication
Effective Leaders Focus on Continuous Improvement
Strong instructional leaders work continuously and strategically with staff and teams to improve reading instruction and intervention within a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS). Successfully implementing this element improves organization and communication regarding reading programs and practices.
Instruction & Intervention
Effective Leaders Support High-Quality Reading Instruction
High-quality instruction and intervention includes programs, practices, and materials with documented e cacy that align with goals and standards. Successfully implementing this element leads to increased use of evidencebased literacy practices that meet the needs of a full range of learners.
Effective Leaders Guide Teams in Purposeful Data Use
Various assessment data are used to inform reading instruction in important, meaningful, and actionable ways. Successfully implementing this element promotes e cient schoolwide assessment practices and analysis of reading achievement data through various team structures.
PD & Job-embedded Collaborative Learning
Effective Leaders Utilize Job-Embedded Learning Formats
Workshops, coaching, and professional learning communities (PLCs) are used to develop and maintain educator expertise in various reading instructional practices. Successfully implementing this element leads to more purposeful selection, design, and application of PD that is responsive to schoolwide needs.