Center for the Advancement of Reading

Mission Statement


The CSU Center for the Advancement of Reading, dedicated to excellence in literacy instruction, promotes the preparation of effective teachers and reading specialists in the California State University by:

  • Facilitating faculty communication and research;
  • Disseminating research and policy information;
  • Fostering connections among the CSU literacy faculty, P-12 partners, and public education stakeholders; and
  • Serving as a forum for the interchange of public and academic interests.

The Center is committed to ensuring that California's children and adolescents will be capable readers and writers; as such, they will have the greatest chance of becoming successful and productive citizens in today's changing world.