Transforming Students’ Literacy Trajectories in the Secondary Grades

75-min | In-Person
Focus Areas: Improvement Capability; Spread and Scale; System Transformation Toward Continuous Improvement; Data and Measurement; Educator Development; Instruction and Assessment; Student Attainment

Baltimore City Public Schools’ Secondary Literacy Improvement Community (BSLIC) is a community of school practitioners, district staff, and leaders, working cross-functionally to improve secondary literacy instruction and alignment across the system. Through this effort, BSLIC has developed fluency protocols that can be integrated into various classroom contexts. As a result, middle school students who participated in BSLIC activities during SY21-22 experienced significant growth in their fluency outcomes compared to what national norms would predict. Network members will share BSLIC’s journey in investigating how they leveraged improvement to effectively implement curriculum-aligned teaching strategies that resulted in improved reading outcomes for students.


Zachary Jaffe, Blueprint Literacy Coordinator for Continuous Improvement, Baltimore City Public Schools
Amiee Winchester, Continuous Improvement Program Director, Baltimore City Public Schools
Tami James, Literacy Coach, Baltimore City Public Schools
Allison Greco, Secondary Teacher, Baltimore City Public Schools
Seth Hamrick, Secondary Teacher, Baltimore City Public Schools
Brian Snook, Secondary Teacher, Baltimore City Public Schools
Nicholas D’Ambrosio, Principal, Academy for College and Career Exploration