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Reading First is a focused nationwide effort to enable all students to become successful early readers. Reading First is authorized by Title I, Part B, Subpart I of the Elementary and Secondary Act, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and focuses on ensuring all children will read on or above grade level by the end of third grade.

The Division of Curriculum and Instruction has applied to the U.S. Department of Education for a Waiver of the Tyding Amendment for the Indiana Reading First program. This waiver will enable the Indiana Department of Education to continue its Reading First project for one additional year and will support the LEAs’ ability to provide coaches and materials to Reading First schools in Indiana through direct coaching, acquisition of quality literacy materials and timely professional development and technical assistance.

-Evaluation of Indiana Reading First Program - Year 5 NEW!

-Reading First Sustainability Self Assessment

-School Self-Assessment of Leadership Activities Promoting Sustainability

-Reading First Administrator's Meeting, Nov. 7, 2007

-Professional Development Schedule 2008-09

-Snapshots of Learning: Effective Classroom Walk-Throughs, presentation from the Indiana State Literacy Conference, October 1, 2007

- High Quality Instructional Leadership: The Role of Principals and Coaches in Effective Reading Programs, presentation from the Indiana State Literacy Conference, October 2, 2007

- Differentiating Teacher-Directed Instruction presentation from Sept. 6, 2007 Administrators' meeting

Important Links:

DIBELS Official Site

Training Sites




IU/IUPUI Voyager-U

Getting Reading Results presentation from Aug. 8, 2007 Coaches' meeting

Big Idea Maps

- Kindergarten
- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- Grade 3

Principal Walk Through

- Kindergarten
- Grade 1

EOY Testing Windows

Reading (TRC & DIBELS): April 27th – May 15th
Mathematics: May 4th – May 22nd

About Reading First:
-School Info

-Sub-Grant Info

-General District Information

-RF Coaches Directory

-Regional Coach by School

Contact Information:
John Wolf, Literacy Specialist
Phone: 317.234.6702
Email: jwolf@doe.in.gov


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