Texas Literacy Initiative

The purpose of the Texas Literacy Initiative (TLI) grant is to improve school readiness and success in language and literacy through coordinated implementation of the Texas State Literacy Plan (TSLP). The TSLP presents a framework for the integration and alignment of early language and preliteracy skills and reading and writing instruction for all Texas learners through grade 12.

The state literacy plan framework includes six essential “LASERS” components:

  • Leadership
  • Assessment
  • Standards-based Instruction
  • Effective Instructional Framework
  • Reporting and Accountability
  • Sustainability

The TLI currently serves 30 grantees, including local education agencies and their associated early childhood education providers.