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Assisting Students Struggling with Reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and Multi-Tier Intervention in the Primary Grades (pdf, link)
This Institute of Education Sciences guide was published in February 2009. It is a part of the What Works Clearinghouse series.

Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners: Report of the National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth
This report synthesizes research on the education of English Learners, particularly with regards to literacy attainment.

International Literacy Statistics: A Review of Concepts, Methodology, and Current Data (link, pdf)
Published by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, this report describes assessment methods and global trends in literacy.

NAEP: The Nation's Report Card
The annual results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading assessment can be found at this site.

NAEYC Position Statement: Developmentally Appropriate Practice in
Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth Through Age 8
(.pdf, 328K)
This is the National Association for the Education of Young Children's position statement adopted in 2009.

No Child Left Behind
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 contains the most sweeping changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act since it was enacted in 1965, changing the federal government's role in kindergarten-through-grade-12 education by asking America's schools to describe their success in terms of what each student accomplishes.

Race to the Top Program
This site provides updated information about the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top Program, including resources, applications, FAQs, and key dates.

Reading for Understanding: Toward a R&D Program in Reading Comprehension
The 2002 RAND report focuses on issues in reading comprehension and proposes guidelines for a research and development agenda.

Report of the National Reading Panel: Teaching Children to Read
This national panel assesses the status of research-based knowledge, including the effectiveness of various approaches to teaching children to read.

Reports from the Alliance for Excellent Education
Reports addressing adolescent literacy include Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas: Getting to the Core of Middle and High School Improvement, Double the Work: Challenges and Solutions to Acquiring Language and Academic Literacy for Adolescent English Language Learner, Writing Next: Effective Strategies to Improve Writing of Adolescents in Middle and High Schools, and Reading Next: A Vision for Action and Research in Middle and High School Literacy.

Report of the National Early Literacy Panel:
Developing Early Literacy
(.pdf, 1.4MB)
This report provides a synthesis of research in early literacy development and offers implications for intervention.

State Preschool Yearbook
An annual report, developed by the National Institute for Early Education Research (at Rutgers University), profiles state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. Included are data on national trends for enrollment in, quality of, and spending on preschool; profiles of state policies; and tables that summarize survey data from all states, as well as Head Start, child care, and U.S. Census data.

Time to Act: An Agenda for Advancing Adolescent Literacy for College and Career Success (.pdf)
This 2010 report from the Carnegie Corporation presents a national agenda for supporting adolescent learners.

To Read or Not To Read: A Question of National Consequence (link, pdf)
This National Endowment for the Arts report, published in 2007, synthesizes data on Americans' reading behaviors.

Writing to Read (link, pdf)
This 2010 Carnegie report examines the relationship between reading and writing.

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