CAR/W Resources for Faculty

Find key publications and presentations that illuminate various initiatives around literacy education.



Preparing Teac​​hers to Provide Excellent Literacy Instruction

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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The Early Years: Promoting a Promising Start in Literacy Development

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.

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California’s Common Core State Standards
This CAR/W presentation provides information about the Common Core State Standards as adopted by California.

California’s New Assessment System
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

California Preschool Learning Foundations
Developed by CAR/W, this presentation provides a brief overview of the California Preschool Learning Foundations in language and literacy.

Dyslexia: An Introduction​
Developed by CAR/W, this presentation provides information about serving students with dyslexia.

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