Begin Filing Your Self-Assessment

The Self-Assessment portal is now available! Use this Word version of the Self-Assessment to assist in drafting your response.


Very important: If you filed a Letter of Intent, be sure to use the same login information. If you did not file a Letter of Intent, create an account under "Signup" to begin the process.

As you'll recall, the Self-Assessment is designed as a tool to help communities reflect on and share what’s working in their efforts to improve reading proficiency for low-income children by the end of the third grade. It also serves as the official application for the 2017 All-America City Awards and the source of information that the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading will use in identifying communities for 2016 Pacesetter Honors.

You may use the Self-Assessment to:

  1. Be considered for a 2017 All-America City Award, presented by the National Civic League and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.
  2. Be considered for 2016 Pacesetter Honors by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. (Please note that Pacesetter Honors will be awarded only to communities that are officially recognized as members of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Network as of January 31, 2017.)
  3. As a tool for reflection on our work and progress, and we therefore do NOT wish to be considered for either recognition (2017 All-America City Award; 2016 Pacesetter Honors).

If you have any questions or need assistance with the Self-Assessment, please email me at or call me at 443-974-3532. To be considered for Pacesetter Honors and the All-America City Awards, please complete and submit your self-assessment by January 31, 2017. Thank you for using this Self-Assessment tool and for sharing information about your efforts and progress with others engaged in grade-level reading efforts all across the country!

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