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Literacy Plan

Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility. If our world is to meet the challenges of the twenty first century we must harness the energy and creativity of all our citizens.

President Clinton on International Literacy Day, September 8th, 1994

The Literacy Plan for ROCORI Public Schools is being presented as a part of a comprehensive system of accountability for the District. The Literacy Plan is for K-12 students in our schools, and to engage the community in an open, ongoing dialogue about our District and the education of our students. This report provides highlights in the areas of Literacy Assessment, Communication, Instruction, Intervention, Professional Development, and Annual Data. It is reflective of the goals adopted by the Board of Education through the Strategic Roadmap Plan for continued excellence.

The Literacy Plan is just one component of the District’s systemic approach to shared accountability. Rather than relying on a few indicators, or point in time test scores, we are developing multiple sources of feedback that will be useful in helping the community assess our progress. This plan, titled District 750 ROCORI Public Schools Local Literacy Plan, provides information on progress toward the benchmarks established as part of the Strategic Plan, as well as some of the outstanding classroom achievements and activities from the past year in Literacy.

ROCORI Public Schools is determined to ensure that all of its graduates are prepared to tackle whatever post-secondary options they choose to pursue. The benchmarks detailed in this report will make certain that we continue to cultivate excellence in the District. We are continuing to examine every aspect of our work to guarantee greater efficiency and effectiveness, and ensure that all of our actions support the ROCORI roadmap and mission: To be Central Minnesota’s Standard of Excellence Challenges remain on our quest for excellence. But we are resolute in our focus and we know that by working together, by making no excuses, by holding ourselves and our stakeholders accountable, we can eliminate achievement gaps, raise the bar on learning for all children and make an even greater impact on the lives of our students and on the future of the communities we serve.

We encourage everyone in this community to embrace our mission and to join us as we continue to build toward excellence.