Literacy for ME v2.0

Literacy, as defined by the Maine Department of Education, is the ability to construct and convey meaning for a variety of purposes through an array of contextual forms and symbols, including reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing.

Literacy is the gateway to life-long learning and academic success and a bedrock for a highly skilled workforce, robust economy, and culturally responsive society. Access to high quality literacy instruction is foundational to ensuring educational equity.  A statewide literacy plan provides a structure for promoting a reliable system of supports.