Reading Leadership Implementation Council


Every Connecticut student has the right to read at or above grade level by the end of third grade

Pursuant to Public Act No. 21-2 sec. 402 (8c), the Center for Literacy Research and Reading Success shall be under the direction of a director who shall, in consultation with the Reading Leadership Implementation Council described in subsection (c) of this section, be responsible for (1) overseeing all activities of the center, (2) facilitating communication between the center, local and regional boards of education and other affiliates of the center, and (3) coordinating the dissemination of information, tools and services made available by the center. (c) The activities of the center shall be informed by the Reading Leadership Implementation Council. 

Additionally, the Reading Leadership Implementation Council shall develop and publish annual goals for the center and meet at least once every two months and may consult with representatives from public, private, and philanthropic organizations.

2023-24 Reading Leadership Implementation Council Goals

  • Review research and analyze successful birth through grade 12 evidence-based literacy strategies and instruction (e.g., Multi-tiered Systems of Support, Tutoring, District Work)
  • Build upon Connecticut’s K-3 Strategy to include birth through grade 12.
  • Evaluate and identify supports for schools and districts regarding K-3 assessment and instruction (e.g., professional learning, tools, materials, etc.)
  • Support and communicate the activities, information, and services provided by the Center.