ERIC Number: ED423509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Implementing the Colorado Basic Literacy Act (CBLA).
This handbook aims to assist Colorado school districts as they implement Colorado's Basic Literacy Act of 1996. Suggestions in the handbook are grounded in research and aimed towards one goal: to ensure that all Colorado students are reading well. The handbook notes that the act makes three promises: Colorado educators will work in partnership with parents to teach all students to read by the end of third grade; educators will routinely assess student progress toward proficiency in reading; and schools will provide intensive reading instruction for students who need additional help. Part 1 provides an introduction to the Colorado Basic Literacy Act. Part 2 addresses building a district literacy plan (the continuum of reading services, an outline for building a literacy assessment plan, what might be in the implementation plan, and best practices in teaching reading). Part 3 discusses assessments (suggested assessments for kindergarten; examples of kindergarten assessments; suggested first, second, and third grade assessments; assessments available in Spanish; what a body of evidence is; what "cloze" procedures are; what retellings are; and how checklists and rating scales are used). Part 4 discusses individual literacy plans (ILPs) and district literacy achievement plans by posing questions and answers about ILPs and presenting six district literacy achievement plans. Appendixes contain the text of the Colorado basic Literacy Act and the rules for the administration of the act. (Contains a 43-item glossary and 16 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.