Opportunities for the Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) Grant

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Rapid Progress for Disadvantaged Students

CLSD grant requirements:

  • Demonstrate strong evidence of effectiveness
  • Offer strong support for EL students
  • Show significant gains for disadvantaged students
  • Deliver a high-quality curriculum

Reading Plus provides:

  • WIDA Prime v2 Correlation logo2-3 years of growth with 40-60 hours of adaptive instruction
  • Significant reading level gains for EL students
  • Reading gains with low socio-economic students
  • Evidence for ESSA is StrongHighest rating STRONG by Evidence for ESSA
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How Quickly Can Reading Plus Raise Achievement?

The Expected Growth Calculator will help you estimate the potential reading growth your students can achieve using the Reading Plus program with fidelity. Simply enter the grade, RTI Tier, and time allotted for instruction, and the calculator will show you the rapid growth your students can achieve.

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The Striving Readers grant program has appropriated $500 million to support literacy initiatives for the next five years.

What is the CLSD grant?

The mission of the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant Program is to advance the literacy skills of students, with an emphasis on disadvantaged students, including English learners and students with disabilities. The CLSD grant program has appropriated $500 million to support literacy initiatives for the next five years.

Who does the CLSD grant serve?

The grant serves children from birth to grade 12 with an emphasis on disadvantaged children, including children living in poverty, English learners, and children with disabilities.

Who is eligible?

District eligibility for the grant is individualized for each state. Learn more by finding your state below. 

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