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Last Updated: 8/23/2021 2:07 PM



The Ohio Department of Education aims to increase student achievement through improving language and literacy outcomes for ALL students.  A successful language and literacy framework is built on five interrelated components — teacher capacity, shared leadership, multi-tiered systems of support, parent partnerships and community collaboration.
In January 2020, the State Literacy Team updated Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement.  Moving forward, SST16 will provide support and guidance as districts align their curricular instructional practices to the Science of Reading. 


Ohio's Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement - January 2020. For more information on the Science of Reading, pay special attention to page 7 and pages 18 through 37.

Appendices to Ohio's Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement




2020-2021 Update for SST 16 Literacy Leaders Network:


Literacy Improvement Pathway
Using Literacy as Lever for Systemic Change 


Calling district administrators! Do you want to improve student achievement in reading and beyond?

Based on the work of Dr. Tim Shanahan, this presentation will give building and district leaders an overview of the research behind systemic changes in literacy instruction. The pathway to literacy improvement is a tumultuous one, and districts enter at varying starting points. School leaders will learn which practices lead to the greatest gains in student outcomes. References will be made to Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement, evidence-based theoretical models, and instructional practices. Participants will leave with an understanding of leadership’s role in determining what to teach, quality of instruction and time needed to provide literacy instruction that is grounded in the science of reading. Register via SAFE Account. 
Professional Learning Objectives 
Participants will:

  • Use the literacy improvement pyramid as a guide for district, building, and classroom changes in early literacy instruction.
  • Identify evidence based best practices for literacy instruction aligned with the 5 components of reading.
  • Explain the 3 Aspects of Experience that inform student achievement in early literacy.
  • Plan for changes to the school-wide reading model to improve literacy outcomes for all students.


Part 1:  Friday, November 20, 2020 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm
Part 2:  Friday, January 15, 2021 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm
Part 3:  Friday, May 14, 2021 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm

See More about the Literacy Leaders Network

Link to Zoom for Session:


For More Information contact Kim Miller at

SST16 Consultant

Keith McCarroll