The New Mexico Literacy Institute (TNMLI) collaborates with partner organizations to identify opportunities to design and fund high-leverage literacy initiatives with measurable impacts across a variety of metrics, with a focus on student outcomes. TNMLI partner schools, districts, communities, and other literacy-focused organizations constitute a coalition of the willing, and represent people who have demonstrated their commitment to the vital and intensive work required to measurably increase reading proficiency.

Our project partners will commit to a multi-year reciprocal relationship with TNMLI and our service providers. All parties involved in this work agree the changes to instruction and assessment practices that are needed to put each partner school on a path to sustainable and targeted reading competency at the third-grade level will require a significant investment of time, and must include professional development, coaching, and systems changes.

TNMLI’s inaugural partner school is Pablo Roybal Elementary School in the Pojoaque Valley School District in Northern New Mexico. With the May Center for Learning, TNMLI and Pablo Roybal Elementary School have designed and are implementing multi-year program changes focused on sustainably improving 3rd grade literacy rates with measurable impact on reading outcomes. The data collected during this inaugural project will be analyzed to understand the impact of the work on reading outcomes and to refine the design and implementation of systems level high-leverage literacy initiatives.

TNMLI’s inaugural partner district is Roswell Independent School District in Southeast New Mexico. Our work with Roswell will be done in partnership with The May Center for Learning. This project will include Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) training, practicum and  multi-year coaching with a select group of k-12 teachers. We will also partner with district administration to expand the district’s Multi-Level Systems of Support decision guidelines. 

For both projects, TNMLI will evaluate changes to teacher knowledge and practices and the resulting impact on student reading achievement.