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  • LASERS on Literacy
    receives a customized Implementation Map for that component Once a Leadership Team generates its Implementation Map the Team identifies targeted Action Steps These are Action Steps that the campus would like to move toward Full Implementation with Fidelity Resource Library The Resource Library contains a rich repository of materials and links which can be used independently or in conjunction with the Implementation Inventory Users can also create their own resource libraries using these materials Overview Click here to read an overview of the Texas State Literacy Plan MAINTENANCE MODE The TSLP resource website will be undergoing updates and revisions from June 1st 2015 to August 31st 2015 During this time period users will be unable to login to the website If there is information or anything else you need prior to the website re launch on September 1st please click on the contact us link below to request assistance Thank you for your patience NEWS EVENTS May 21 2015 10 02 am Download and save your TSLP Implementation Map by June 1st 2015 The Texas State Literacy Plan TSLP Version 3 0 DRAFT will be released this summer In order to make the necessary updates the TSLP resource website will

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  • The Texas State Literacy Plan Overview | LASERS on Literacy
    is necessary to ensure the success of the next generation of college and career ready Texans L eadership at the state district organization campus site and classroom levels is critical to the success of children in Texas At every age grade level leadership teams meet regularly to examine student performance data determine what students need to be successful and identify what adults need to learn to ensure that success The teams create a plan of action implement the plan and evaluate its results A ssessment provides the foundation for student data which in turn guides decision making at every level Measures must be valid reliable and appropriate for the age language background and other unique characteristics of each learner Assessments serve to provide data for identifying students at risk of difficulties with literacy determining specific instructional needs monitoring progress toward literacy goals and evaluating the success of the learning program S tandards based Instruction uses evidence based materials and practices that align to the Texas Infant Toddler and Three Year Old Early Learning Guidelines Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines revised in 2008 and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for language arts and reading in both English and Spanish Providing a solid foundation of literacy instruction based on state guidelines and standards is central to developing well prepared Texans E ffective Instructional Framework is built on a response to intervention model providing a foundation of high quality literacy instruction to all students and additional literacy instruction for students who demonstrate a need for more support Reporting and Accountability involves sharing information to facilitate continuity of instruction and services for learners as well as holding individuals and the school as a whole accountable for student literacy development Sustainability is the ultimate key to ensuring all students leave school as college and career ready Texans Leveraging funding resources evaluating implementation monitoring and supporting teaching and learning providing effective professional development and focusing decision making on data are necessary steps in assuring sustainability Organization Levels The Texas State Literacy Plan is designed for use at the site campus level and is divided into three age grade level groups Components Each age grade level group of the TSLP is then divided into six components L eadership A ssessment S tandards based Instruction E ffective Instructional Framework R eporting and Accountability and S ustainability LASERS Each component of the TSLP includes Summary Statement A summary statement for each of the LASERS components is provided before its Implementation Guide in each of the age grade levels Action Steps Each component of the TSLP is comprised of a set of key Action Steps at each age grade level grouping Age 0 to School Entry Kindergarten through Grade 5 and Grades 6 through 12 While actions at the district regional and state levels are necessary for the TSLP to be a cohesive whole the actions in this phase are designed to support implementation in classrooms and by site campus based leadership teams These Action Steps are numbered but are not meant

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  • Download and save your TSLP Implementation Map by June 1st, 2015! | LASERS on Literacy
    or campus should also be sure to print and save a copy of its Implementation Map The TSLP Versions 2 0 and 3 0 have featured many important revisions to the Action Steps in the TSLP Some Action Steps have been significantly altered and others have been deleted or replaced Given these many changes we want to ensure that all sites and campuses start the 2015 2016 school year with Implementation Maps that accurately reflect the 3 0 Version of the TSLP Consequently early next school year all sites and campuses will need to enter a new rating for all TSLP Action Steps Ratings from the 2014 2015 school year will NOT be carried forward by the website into the 2015 2016 school year This means it is especially important for each site or campus to print and save a copy of its Implementation Map prior to June 1 when users will no longer be able to login to the website Additionally when website construction is completed and the site launches again in September 2015 any non TLI users of the website will need to create a new login if they want to continue to use the website If you

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  • News | LASERS on Literacy
    necessary updates the TSLP resource website will be under construction during the summer Users will be unable to login to http tslpresource org from Read More TEXAS STATE LITERACY PLAN The Texas State Literacy Plan Overview TSLP Implementation Inventory Age 0 to School Entry Kindergarten to Grade 5 Grade 6 to Grade 12 Appendix Texas Initiatives for Reading and Writing Instruction Glossary References TSLP RESOURCE WEBSITE TUTORIALS Getting Started How

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  • Public | LASERS on Literacy
    the implementation of the Action Steps The Leadership Team at each site campus will complete the Inventory for relevant components and receive real time results in the form of a customized Implementation Map Read the Directions section below to get started on your campus Implementation Map Directions This web page is the starting point for the creation of your Implementation Map Follow the steps below Choose the desired LASERS component and click on the color coded Letter icon for that component In the new window you will see a Summary Statement for the component This Summary Statement provides information pertinent to the component and specific age grade level It is followed by the inventory screen containing a tab for each of the component s Action Steps you may need to scroll down to see this section Select the desired Action Step by clicking on its tab You will see a column for each of the A B C D ratings Each column contains supporting information for making your selections under the Indicators and Sample Evidence sections Once you have decided on a rating click the corresponding Select box A green check mark will appear If you change your mind simply check another Select box Repeat steps 3 and 4 for all of the remaining Action Steps Note The components are not necessarily sequential You may work through the inventory in the order that best meets the identified needs of your campus site Additionally it is not necessary to complete all Action Step s within an inventory in one sitting You or your team may return to the Inventory as many times as needed to complete the Inventory The Component Progress Indicator below the Summary Statement will track the percentage of Action Steps that you have completed The new percentage will appear after you exit and reenter this page Editing Viewing and Printing Editing You can change your rating choices at any time Simply click on the Action Step tab and click in the Select Box for your new rating choice Viewing You can view the status of the component you are working on by clicking the View button next to the Summary Statement Printing You can print out your component choices by clicking the Print button next to the Summary Statement Navigating Tools As you work through the pages you may need to navigate to a previous screen or go to a totally different screen There are several ways you can do this The program tracks where you are in the program with links called Breadcrumbs You can click on any of these links to return to a previous screen see illustration below There are Navigation buttons at the top of every screen that allow you to go to a different area of the program If a BACK button is present on the screen you may click on it to return you to a previous screen Note Do not use the blue Explorer arrow on the left at the very

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  • Campus/Site Action Steps for Age 0 to School Entry | LASERS on Literacy
    Create and maintain an observation system to document the development of children age 0 2 including language and pre literacy development A2 Create and maintain an observation and assessment system to document the development of children age 3 5 including language and pre literacy development A3 Use observation and assessment information to guide instruction A4 Support the identification of developmental delays or special needs by sharing observation and assessment information with families and specialists Standards based Instruction Summary Statement for Age 0 to School Entry Standards based literacy instruction helps ensure that children enter kindergarten with the foundational skills needed to achieve reading and writing proficiency Texas early learning and prekindergarten educators are provided with the following sets of guidelines Texas Infant Toddler and Three Year Old Early Learning Guidelines These guidelines were developed to move Texas forward in assisting instructional staff in understanding early childhood development and ensuring that all children have the high quality early experiences needed for optimal development Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines revised in 2008 These guidelines integrate research based teaching strategies and developmental research on how children learn most effectively The guidelines are designed to help instructional staff deliver playful well planned and purposeful instruction that will jump start school success and influence students growth throughout their lives The Standards based Instruction component outlines the key elements of an effective language and pre literacy curriculum that is aligned to state guidelines It includes intentionally designed opportunities to develop vocabulary and receptive and expressive language Early childhood sites are asked to provide parents and families with strategies and resources to support their children s language and pre literacy development Standards Based Instruction Action Steps Age 0 to School Entry SBI 1 Provide all children access to developmentally appropriate language and pre literacy instruction that is aligned to state guidelines SBI 2 Provide intentionally designed opportunities for children to develop vocabulary SBI 3 Provide intentionally designed opportunities for children to develop receptive language SBI 4 Provide intentionally designed opportunities for children to develop expressive language SBI 5 Provide parents with strategies and resources to support their children s language and pre literacy development Effective Instructional Framework Summary Statement for Age 0 to School Entry The goal of an effective instructional framework for children age 0 to school entry is to provide a language and literacy rich environment that is responsive to children s diverse needs For early childhood settings an effective instructional framework includes having a system in place for using data to inform instruction to set goals for all children and to respond to children s diverse needs The Action Steps of this component call on leaders and instructional staff to ensure that evidence based practices are used to address the different needs of children whether those needs include accelerated learning opportunities or additional support and reinforcement in specific areas of development This component also emphasizes the importance of empowering parents and families to be active participants in children s language and pre literacy development Effective Instructional

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  • Campus Action Steps for Kindergarten through Grade 5 | LASERS on Literacy
    different ways that assessment data informs instruction and guides teachers in meeting the diverse needs of all students Campus based leadership teams are called upon to create a detailed literacy assessment plan that articulates the timelines and instruments used to collect literacy data for key purposes These purposes are outlined in subsequent Action Steps to identify students at risk for literacy difficulties to determine students specific instructional needs to monitor students progress toward literacy goals and to evaluate overall literacy performance Assessment Action Steps Kindergarten through Grade 5 A1 Create and maintain a literacy assessment plan A2 Use assessment data to identify students at risk for literacy difficulties A3 Use assessment data to determine students specific instructional needs A4 Use appropriate assessment data to monitor students progress toward targeted literacy goals A5 Use assessment data to evaluate students overall literacy performance Standards Based Instruction Summary Statement for Kindergarten through Grade 5 Standards based literacy instruction helps ensure all students are college and career ready Texas literacy standards are research and evidence based and are set forth in three sets of standards English Language Arts and Reading ELAR and Spanish Language Arts and Reading SLAR Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills TEKS English Language Proficiency Standards ELPS College and Career Readiness Standards CCRS The Standards based Instruction component outlines the key elements of an effective literacy instruction program including providing structured opportunities to develop academic language in all content areas The Action Steps of this component also address the need for evidence based reading instruction that includes the five elements of reading along with evidence based writing instruction Standards Based Instruction Action Steps Kindergarten through Grade 5 SBI 1 Provide all students access to a common language arts and reading curriculum that is aligned to state standards SBI 2 Provide structured opportunities to develop academic language SBI 3 Provide evidence based reading instruction SBI 4 Provide evidence based writing instruction Effective Instructional Framework Summary Statement for Kindergarten through Grade 5 The Texas State Literacy Plan TSLP includes the implementation of a response to intervention RTI framework for literacy instruction The goal of RTI at the elementary school level is to intervene early when students begin to struggle with learning to prevent them from falling behind The Action Steps of this component provide an outline for implementing effective literacy instruction based on the RTI framework including practices that meet the diverse needs of students and empower families to be active participants in the literacy development process Effective Instructional Framework Action Steps Kindergarten through Grade 5 E1 Implement a system for using data to inform instruction and set goals for all students using the response to intervention RTI framework E2 Provide differentiated evidence based Tier I literacy instruction to all students E3 Provide evidence based Tier II intervention to students at risk for literacy difficulties E4 Provide more intensive Tier III literacy intervention for students who do not respond adequately to Tier II instruction E5 Ensure that evidence based practices are used to address

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  • Campus Action Steps for Grade 6 through Grade 12 | LASERS on Literacy
    Steps outline the different ways that assessment data informs instruction and guides teachers in meeting the diverse needs of all students Campus based leadership teams are called upon to create a detailed literacy assessment plan that articulates the timelines and instruments used to collect literacy data for key purposes These purposes are outlined in subsequent Action Steps to identify students at risk for literacy difficulties to determine students specific instructional needs to monitor students progress toward literacy goals and to evaluate overall literacy performance Assessment Action Steps Grade 6 through Grade 12 A1 Create and maintain a literacy assessment plan A2 Use assessment data to identify students at risk for literacy difficulties A3 Use assessment data to determine students specific instructional needs A4 Use appropriate assessment data to monitor students progress toward targeted literacy goals A5 Use assessment data to evaluate students overall literacy performance Standards Based Instruction Summary Statement for Grade 6 through Grade 12 Standards based literacy instruction helps ensure all students are college and career ready Texas literacy standards are research and evidence based and are set forth in three sets of standards English Language Arts and Reading ELAR and Spanish Language Arts and Reading SLAR Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills TEKS English Language Proficiency Standards ELPS College and Career Readiness Standards CCRS The Standards based Instruction component outlines the key elements of an effective literacy instruction program including providing structured opportunities to develop academic language as well as evidence based reading and writing instruction Standards Based Instruction Action Steps Grade 6 through Grade 12 SBI 1 Provide all students access to a common language arts and reading curriculum that is aligned to state standards SBI 2 Provide structured opportunities to develop academic language SBI 3 Provide evidence based reading instruction SBI 4 Provide evidence based writing instruction Effective Instructional Framework Summary Statement for Grade 6 through Grade 12 The Texas State Literacy Plan TSLP includes the implementation of a response to intervention RTI framework for literacy instruction The goal of RTI at the secondary school level is to provide quality literacy instruction to all students and targeted support at appropriate levels of intensity when needed to close achievement gaps The Action Steps of this component provide an outline for implementing effective literacy instruction based on the RTI framework including practices that meet the diverse needs of students and empower families to be active participants in the literacy development process Effective Instructional Framework Action Steps Grade 6 through Grade 12 E1 Implement a system for using data to inform instruction and set goals for all students using the response to intervention RTI framework E2 Provide differentiated evidence based Tier I literacy instruction to all students E3 Provide evidence based Tier II intervention to students at risk for literacy difficulties E4 Provide more intensive Tier III literacy intervention for students who do not respond adequately to Tier II instruction E5 Ensure that evidence based practices are used to address the diverse needs of all students E6 Empower families

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