How To Apply

Steps to Becoming a Missouri Reading Initiative School
  • Evaluate your school's current needs in literacy, reviewing student outcome data, curriculum, and instruction 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-B West Sunshine
Springfield, MO 65807

In order to be considered for selection, the Missouri Reading Initiative State Office must receive a completed application by the first Friday in June. If your funds for this program are pending, please note this on the application.
K-2 Application
3-5 Application
6-12 Application