70100020 - Bay State Reading Institute

Account Description FY2009
GAA
FY2009  
Total  
Spending
  
7010-0020 Bay State Reading Institute
For the Bay State Reading Institute, Inc.; provided, that the program shall be administered under contract to Middlesex Community College in programmatic collaboration with Framingham State College and Fitchburg State College; provided further, that the Institute shall provide literacy based intervention in schools and districts at risk of or determined to be underperforming in accordance with sections 1J and 1K of chapter 69 of the General Laws; provided further, that schools not meeting the above criteria may be selected for assistance if they contribute not less than half of the cost of the services they receive; provided further, that preference in the awarding of said funds shall be given to schools and districts with a high percentage of minority or low-income students; provided further, that such school-wide literacy-based intervention programs shall be based on effective, research-based instruction in reading, as called for in Reading First; provided further, that in its evaluation of applications for said initiative, the executive director of said initiative may take into consideration schools' cumulative grade 3 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System scores; provided further, that such school-wide literacy-based intervention programs shall provide for the evaluation and tracking of all students' reading and writing skills at least annually, shall include measurable goals and benchmarks, shall be led by a school-based planning team which includes teaching faculty and the school principal, shall provide for the training of teachers in effective, research-based strategies for reading instruction and shall include a school-wide literacy coordinator who shall be responsible for the coordination and training of other school staff; provided further, that said initiative shall require that participating schools engage in frequent assessment of the progress of individual students, including diagnostics to pin-point the source of difficulty for struggling students, use small-group, student-centered instruction for a substantial part of the school day in order to allow teachers to meet the needs of individual students and differentiate instruction to help every student reach his or her potential, use research-based interventions that address the particular needs of struggling students, focus on literacy instruction, including writing across the curriculum, monitor progress frequently to make sure that the strategies used with these students are working, and seek out additional funding for after-school time and for substitutes to give teachers an opportunity to plan together, to take a leadership role in implementing change, and to meet with and observe their peers in partner schools; provided further, that funds may be used for a program to train new reading coaches and reading coach trainers; and provided further, that funds appropriated in this item for said initiative may be expended through June 30, 2010; and provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Center for Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction, the purpose of which is to incorporate data-driven instruction, particularly in reading, into the undergraduate teacher education programs at Fitchburg and Framingham State Colleges, in partnership with the Bay State Reading Institute, and to expand advanced degree programs in reading at those colleges to increase the supply of reading specialists and reading coaches who can work with or in schools, such as those who partner with the Bay State Reading Institute, to adopt evidence-based reading instruction
1,450,000 1,192,800  

 
 
HISTORICAL SPENDING CATEGORIES ($000)
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FY2009
GAA
FY2009
Budget
Reductions
Wages & Salaries 0 0 0 0 0 -257
Grants & Subsidies 0 0 0 0 1,450 0
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 1,450 -257

 

FY2009 Spending Category Chart

Pie Chart: Grants & Subsidies=100%



 
Earmarks

EARMARK DESCRIPTION

City / Town
FY2009
GAA
  FY2009    
  9C Cuts    
MA Center for Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction Fitchburg, Framingham250,000 -250,000