​Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant Program

The purpose of the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant (SRCL) Program is to advance literacy skills for students from birth through grade 12 including pre-literacy skills, reading and writing, including limited-English-proficient students and students with disabilities. For more information about the SRCL program.

Definition of Literacy: 

In order to help children develop a strong early literacy foundation and build on those skills, Maryland expanded its approach to literacy by integrating multiple content areas in its definition of literacy. Disciplinary Literacy is the use of discipline-specific practices to access, apply, and communicate content knowledge, and, in Maryland, it is a shared responsibility. Literacy skills are an important part of every academic discipline; however, each discipline relies on different types of texts, writing styles, and language to convey ideas and learning. For students to be prepared for the challenges and expectations of college and career, it is critical that they develop literacy skills in all content areas.


Cecilia Roe
Director of Instructional Assessment, Professional Learning & English Language Arts
Office: (410) 767-0574

Nancy Perkins
Striving Reader Comprehensive Literacy Specialist, Instructional Assessment, Professional Learning & English Language Arts
Office: (410) 767-8221