Center for the Advancement of Reading

Publications and Resources


The Early Years: Promoting a Promising Start in Literacy Development (.pdf)
The early years are critical in children’s literacy acquisition. This publication provides information about the CSU’s perspectives and ongoing work in literacy for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Preparing Teachers to Provide Excellent Literacy Instruction (.pdf)
Teacher education is a primary mission of the CSU. This 2018 publication shares information about how the CSU prepares teachers to provide excellent literacy instruction to California’s children and adolescents.


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Dyslexia: An Overview (.pdf)
Developed by CAR/W, this presentation provides information about serving students with dyslexia.

CTQ Evaluation Update 2015 (.pdf)
This presentation provides ratings of preparedness by supervisors of CSU teaching graduates related to literacy.

California's New Assessment System (.pdf)
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

California's Common Core State Standards (.pdf)
This CAR presentation provides information about the Common Core State Standards as adopted by California.

Transitional Kindergarten in California (.pdf)
This CAR presentation provides information about the Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010, which mandates the implementation of transitional kindergarten programs in California.

California Preschool Learning Foundations (.pdf)
Developed by CAR, this PowerPoint presentation provides a brief overview of the California Preschool Learning Foundations in language and literacy.