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13a.06.09.00.htm 13A.06.09.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 06 SUPPORTING PROGRAMS Chapter 09 Maryland Early Literacy Initiative Authority: Education Article, §2-205 and 5-216, Annotated Code of Maryland; Ch. 361, Acts of 2018
13a.06.09.01.htm 13A.06.09.01. 01 Purpose.. The Maryland Early Literacy Initiative is a grant program that will assist up to 50 qualifying schools in at least three school systems to implement an evidence-based literacy program in the school to work with participating students to meet literacy proficiency targets by the end of eighth grade.
13a.06.09.02.htm 13A.06.09.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) Evidence-based early literacy program” means a program that satisfies §8101(21)A)i)I) or §8101(21)A)i)II) under Title 8, General Provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act, and includes systematic, direct instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, fluency, and comprehension.2) “Initiative” means the Maryland Early Literacy Initiative..
13a.06.09.03.htm 13A.06.09.03. 03 Program Requirements.. A. For the 2018―19 school year through the 2021―22 school year, a qualifying school may apply to the Department to receive a grant to develop an evidence-based early literacy program.B. A qualifying school may apply for a grant only if the local superintendent endorses the school’s grant application.C. A qualifying school may coordinate and partner with other qualifying schools in the county to apply jointly for a grant to develop a literacy progr
13a.06.09.04.htm 13A.06.09.04. 04 Grant Application.. A. An application shall:. 1) Identify whether the qualifying school will work in collaboration with a nonprofit organization or the local board of education to implement the literacy program;2) Provide the name and qualifications of the nonprofit organization, if the qualifying school will work in collaboration with a nonprofit organization; and3) Include a description of:. a) The literacy program to be implemented at the qualifying school;.
13a.06.09.05.htm 13A.06.09.05. 05 Grant Award.. A. To the extent that funds are available, the Department shall distribute up to 50 grants in at least three school systems for a 2-year period.B. In awarding grants under the Initiative, the Department will fund only those qualifying schools that use literacy programs that utilize various evidence-based approaches and methodologies for:1) Comparison purposes; and. 2) The collection of multiple data points for long-term review.. C. If the number of appli
13a.06.09.9999.htm 13A.06.09.9999. Administrative History Effective date: December 31, 2018 (45:26 Md. R. 1249).
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