Personal Literacy Plans
A Personal Literacy Plan (PLP) is a plan of action used to accelerate a student’s learning in order to move toward grade level reading proficiency. A problem-solving approach is used to develop this plan in order to determine specific needs, establish short-term student goals, and set the course of action.
The cycle of student support follows:
- Diagnose, Analyze, and Validate Need (s)
- Design Intervention Plan
- Implement Intervention
- Review Progress Monitoring Data
- Revise/Modify Support
- Implement Revised/Modified Intervention
- Use Assessments to Determine Discontinuation or Need for New Intervention
This process is inclusive because it involves teachers, parents, administrators, and other staff members. Parents may choose not to participate with home support; however, they may not decline a PLP for their child.
The PLP Guidelines have been updated to reflect current initiatives including: Common Core State Standards, Comprehensive Assessment System: Rhode Island Criteria & Guidance document, Rhode Island Response to Intervention Framework, and Data Use Professional Development. While some terminology may differ between the Life Cycle of a PLP, elements of the RTI problem solving approach and the Data Use PD cycle of inquiry each utilizes data to improve student learning.
Appendix F- LEA Self-Reflection Tool
- to be used by LEA and school staff to reflect on their implementation of the PLPs and results may be used to plan refinement of school- or LEA-wide implantation of the PLP process.
State Level Reporting
Until further notice, RIDE will not collect PLP data from any LEA through annual state reporting. Please know that your LEA is still required to develop, implement, and progress monitor PLPs for all students reading below grade level. Your system for screening and your protocols should remain in place.