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The second round of feedback on the Illinois Comprehensive Literacy Plan has ended. At this time, revisions are underway, driven by the feedback received during the comment period. The plan will be available in January 2024 and is required to be in place by January 31, 2024, as required by Public Act 103-0402​.​​​

Links to:


  • April, May, June, 2023
    • Draft Plan
    • Presentation to ISBE Boar​d
  • June, July, 2023
    • Listening Tour & Focus Groups
    • Public Comment
  • Fall of 2023
    • Revised Plan to ISBE Board
    • 2nd Listening Tour & Public Comment
  • January 2024​
    • Begin the year with a finalized literacy plan for Illinois​

We encourage all stakeholders to actively participate in the review and feedback process. Your input will play a pivotal role in shaping the final version of the literacy plan, which will guide literacy instruction and support across the state.

To sign up to receive literacy updates via list serv, please complete the Illinois Literacy Plan Updates sign-up form.

For more information regarding the Literacy Summit from October 2022, please see the Literacy Stakeholder Engagement Meeting, October 25, 2022: Summary of ThemesPDF Document.

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to advancing literacy in our state.

The Illinois Literacy Plan team at ISBE can be reached by email at​​​​​​​​​​​

 First Draft (Archived)

  • Draft Literacy PlanPDF Document
  • Listed below are the first draft writing team members and their associated organizational affiliation(s).
    • Lulia Sarmiento - Belvidere School District #100 
    • Rochelle Luttrell - Arthur CUSD305  
    • Kimetrice Tate - Teach Plus Illinois 
    • Joanna Marek - Spring Avenue Elementary School, LaGrange School District 105 and Association of IL School Library Educators (AISLE) 
    • Kellyn Sirach - Teach Plus Policy Fellow, Champaign Unit 4 Jefferson Middle School  
    • Dr. Chris Becker - Highland High School 
    • Anne Peiffer  - Rockford Public Schools #205 
    • Molly Allen - ROE 17 - DeWitt, Livingston, Logan, McLean 
    • Dr. Sarah Epplin - Tri-County Special Education Association 
    • Shannon Hammond - National Louis University 
    • Dr. David Paige - Northern Illinois University 
    • Dr. Lindsay Meeker - Western Illinois University/Bilingual Advisory Council/Latino Policy Forum 
    • Verity Sandell - Parent of children in Illinois schools and Hartlieb Horste & Sandell 
    • Diane Wendt Uher - IL Early Literacy Coalition, Parent Volunteer Structured Literacy Advocate
    • Tinaya York,PhD - Literacy for Life, LLC 
    • Jessica Handy - Stand for Children IL, IL Early Literacy Coalition 
    • Laura Beltchenko - IL Advisory Council for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children 
    • Cristina Sanchez-Lopez - Illinois Resource Center; National Committee for Effective Literacy; Paridad Education Consulting; Illinois Committee for Effective Literacy 
    • Robin Thoma - Specific Learning Disability Project - EIU 
    • Shira Raviv Schwartz - Everyone Reading Illinois​

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