ERIC Number: ED481701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Maryland Reading First.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
In years past, Maryland has provided little guidance toward adoption and implementation of Scientifically Based Reading Research (SBRR) programs. Only recently, with the implementation of the Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration program and the Reading Excellence Act (REA) program, have schools or local education agencies been required to adopt and implement programs that are research based. Programs most frequently funded with these federal funds include Direct Instruction, Open Court, Lightspan, Success for All, Literacy Collaborative, Waterford Early Reading Program, Breakthrough to Literacy, and Carbo Reading Styles Program. This guide provides a summary of statewide reading efforts in Maryland. The guide is divided into the following parts: (1) Improving Reading Instruction in Maryland (Current Reading Initiatives and Identified Gaps; State Outline and Rationale for Using SBRR; State Definition of Subgrant Eligibility; Selection Criteria for Awarding Subgrants; Process for Awarding Subgrants; Maryland's Reading First Professional Development Plan; Integration of Proposed Reading First); (2) State Leadership and Management Plan (State Technical Assistance Plan; Building Statewide Infrastructure; State Management Plan); (3) State Reporting and Evaluation (Evaluation Strategies; State Reporting; Participation in National Evaluation); and (4) Classroom Level Impact (Key Reading First Classroom Characteristics; Coherence). Appendixes provide: Summary of Technical Adequacy of the DIBELS; Subgrant Selection Criteria (see Request for Proposals); Maryland Essential Curriculum (http://mdk12.org/share/vsc/VSC_english_grprek.pdf); Resume's (On File at the Maryland State Department of Education); Outside Evaluator Draft RFP; and References (n=45). (NKA)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Financial Support, Primary Education, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, State Programs
For full text: http://www.msde.state.md.us/docs/ReadingFirst.doc.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Appendixes B, C, and D (Subgrant Selection Criteria, the Maryland Essential Curriculum, and Resumes) are not included in the full text version located at http://www.msde.state.md.us/docs/ReadingFirst.doc and are not available from ERIC.