How To Apply

Steps to Becoming a Missouri Reading Initiative School:
  • Evaluate your school's current needs in literacy, review student outcome data, curriculum, and instructional strengths and concerns.
  • Learn about the Missouri Reading Initiative, originally initiated by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • Contact or visit current or former participating schools.
  • Discuss with your staff the potential of a collaborative partnership with the Missouri Reading Initiative to improve instructional practices in literacy.
  • Assess the level of willingness to participate among your staff.
  • Submit an application.

Mail Application to:
Missouri Reading Initiative
1409 West Sunshine
Springfield, MO 65807
Process of Participation
Grades K - 2 Online Application
Grades 3 - 5 Online Application
Middle/High School Online Application