The Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) formula grant is authorized by the Appropriations Act to provide $250 million under Section 1520 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to develop a comprehensive literacy and education program to advance literacy skills for students from birth through grade twelve. The Act reserves $10 million for formula grants to assist states in: 1) creating or maintaining a SRCL State Literacy Team with expertise in literacy development and education for children birth through grade twelve, and 2) developing a comprehensive literacy plan.
- Striving Readers Comprehensive Learning Plan (PDF; 2MB; Posted 30-Jan-2013)
This final draft of California's Striving Readers Literacy Plan was updated following the final Striving Readers Literacy Team meeting on September 6, 2012.
- February 17, 2011
- February 28 - March 1, 2011
- March 15-16, 2011
- March 22-23, 2011
- April 19, 2011
- May 3, 2011
- July 19, 2011 POSTPONED
- September 22, 2011
- August 6, 2012
SRCL State Literacy Team Members
Current team members as of February 16, 2011.
- Glen Thomas, Chair
- Aida Molina, State Board of Education Liaison
- Bessie Condos
- Carla Herrera
- Daly Jordan-Koch
- Dawnelle Knight
- Diane Haager
- Diane Innes
- Felicity Swerdlow
- Gisela O'Brien
- Gretchen Laue
- James Orihuela
- Jim Morris
- Judy Sanchez
- Kathy Harris
- Kenji Hakuta
- Kou Vang
- Marilyn Astore
- Marlene Zepeda
- Michael Kamil
- Michel Romero
- Nancy Brynelson
- Nancy Kotkosky
- Norma Baker
- Sandra Ceja
- Stephanie Burrus
- Whitcomb Hayslip
- Zella Knight
Resources for SRCL State Literacy Team Members
U.S. Department of Education Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant
Access to Striving Reader documents provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Louisiana State Adolescent Literacy Plan (PDF)
Access to the Louisiana Adolescent Literacy Plan.
- Kentucky State Literacy Plan
Access to the Kentucky State Literacy Plan.
- Washington State Literacy Plan
Access to the Washington State Literacy Plan.
- Academic Program Survey
The California Academic Program Survey is designed to help a school analyze the extent to which it is providing a coherent instructional program to support improved student achievement.
- Common Core Standards
Access to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, which are the culmination of an extended, broad-based effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of K–12 standards in order to help ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school.
- Essential Program Components
Access to the Essential Program Components (EPCs) that support academic student achievement in English/Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics.
- Foundation for Child Development
The Foundation for Child Development (FCD) is a national, private philanthropy dedicated to the principle that all families should have the social and material resources to raise their children to be healthy, educated and productive members of their communities.
- Adolescent Literacy Resources: Linking Research and Practice
A report on the literacy demands that adolescents will face as twenty-first-century workers and citizens.
- Preschool English Learner Resource Guide (PDF; 1MB)
Access to a California Department of Education document that will assist in understanding the preschool English learner.
- English-Language Development Standards for California Public Schools (PDF)
Access to the California English Language Development standards for students in Kindergarten through grade twelve.