Ensuring students receive the foundational literacy skills they need for lifelong success

What is the Indiana Literacy Cadre?

Supported by the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis and the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), the Indiana Literacy Cadre is working to help Indiana’s students read proficiently by the end of third grade.

To achieve this mission, the Indiana Literacy Cadre develops and implements collaborative professional development for K-2 educators across the state based on the science of reading, a compilation of evidence-based research on reading, reading development, and reading instruction.

Join Cohort Two and continue Indiana’s mission to ensure 95% of Hoosier students can read proficiently by the end of grade three. Fill out an interest form to submit your school for consideration now.

Indiana's Priorities for Early Literacy - Indiana Lliteracy Cadre 2023 Final.pdf

Indiana's Priorities for Early Literacy

View this PDF to learn more about Indiana's priorities surrounding early literacy.

Join Cohort Two of the Indiana Literacy Cadre

CELL and IDOE invite schools and corporations to be part of cohort two of the Indiana Literacy Cadre.

By joining Cohort Two, schools will:

  • Receive comprehensive support for leadership and instructional coaches, including in-school training to implement the five pillars through the science of reading framework

  • Be assigned a Training Support Specialist (TSS) from an Education Service Center (ESC) to provide onsite and virtual support for the Cadre coach and administration in the implementation of the Cadre goals

  • Receive some financial support for a literacy Cadre coach from CELL

  • Participate in summer training related to science of reading

  • Receive additional training and support in ongoing, bimonthly Collaboration Network meetings

  • Agrees to leverage the Indiana-approved formative assessment and receive curricular materials based on district needs

  • Receive ongoing support and assistance in troubleshooting implementation issues

By participating, schools agree to:

  • Provide a qualified Cadre coach approved by CELL and IDOE (collaboration and flexible solutions available)

  • Engage in regular, robust professional development throughout the year

  • Follow the identified curriculum, instructional practices, and implemented coaching cycles

  • Administer Indiana-approved formative assessment tools across the grant period

  • Protect your coach's time to ensure they can effectively coach teachers

  • Share data and participate in monitoring activities

Join Cohort Two and continue Indiana’s mission to ensure 95% of Hoosier students can read proficiently by the end of grade three. Fill out an interest form to submit your school for consideration now.

Strategic Initiative Leader

CELL, supported by and in collaboration with IDOE, is leading the Indiana Literacy Cadre to help schools implement the Science of Reading (SoR) framework by training instructional coaches. With extensive experience and success in education, CELL has been a leader in organizing schools and supporting innovative educational practices for over 20 years. CELL's mission is to partner with schools and communities to improve outcomes for students of all ages by leading to sustainable education innovation and transformation across Indiana.