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CALI Reads Focus Areas
Focus 1: Multi-tiered Literacy Systems of Support
Building effective leadership teams at various decision-making tiers who monitor implementation, literacy programming, and engage in data-based decision making and problem solving to meet the needs of all students.
Focus 2: Evidence-Based Literacy Practice
Engaging participants and families in training modules, workshops and coaching on evidence-based literacy strategies in word analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension for content area classes, targeted intervention, and home support.
Focus 3: Sustainability and Growth
Establishing leadership, systems, monitoring tools, and resources (such as the CALI Reads Learning Library and CALI Learns) to better enable districts to scale-up and sustain implementation over time.
CALI Reads Activities
Year One (2018-19’): Building Leadership Teams (the Site Implementation Teams and District Support Teams) and creating a culture of Collaborative Data Review
Year Two (2019-20’): Continues with Year One activities and participates in Literacy Training, Coaching, and Family Involvement.
Year Three (2020-21’): Continues with Year One and Year Two activities. District encouraged to identify a 4th middle school site.
Year Four (2021-22’): Continues with Year One-Three activities. Site begins focus on Sustainability and Growth Plans. District’s 4th site enters the project with CALI Reads coach support.
Year Five (2022-23’): Continues with Year One-Four activities, while supporting Scale-up and Sustainability.