Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
06/01/21 5:00 PM Receipt
Grants to Massachusetts school districts, charter schools, and eligible special education programs to support reading-level evaluations for children in kindergarten through third grade. Funding is intended to promote the use of reliable early-literacy assessments that will inform instructional decision-making and planning in the early elementary grades.
The goal of the grant is to increase the number of districts using an approved screener. The grant also provides funding to purchase professional development, which focuses on using results from an approved early literacy screener to make data-based instructional decisions for students in grades K–2 or K–3.
There are two possible paths to receive this award. Districts that do not have an approved screener should consider Path One. Districts that do have an approved screener and are seeking professional development to support data-based instructional decision-making should consider Path Two.
Path One: Funds may be used to purchase:
Path Two: Funds may be used to purchase a one-year professional development package that focuses on implementing an approved early literacy screener assessment and/or using the assessment's results to make data-based instructional decisions to support K–2 or K–3 students.
An approved early literacy screener will measure students' risk for experiencing reading challenges, including but not limited to their risk of dyslexia, as referenced in Chapter 272 of 2018. Universal screening assessments are not intended to determine eligibility for specific learning disabilities including dyslexia. Rather, they inform instructional planning at Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 levels.
LEAs receiving this award will be required to participate in future research efforts related to early literacy assessment, including:
GrantWatch ID#: 195499
The maximum award for any LEA is $100,000. Funding distribution will be based on the number of quality proposals submitted and the total cost of the training and support packages chosen.
Upon approval through June 30, 2022
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct questions to Dr. Mary Brown at the email address above.
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370
Fund Code: 576
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