Where We Stand

As a worldwide advocate for excellence in literacy instruction, the International Literacy Association actively participates in advancing thought leadership for the literacy profession and shaping sound public policy on education.

Adolescent literacy

Position Statement on Adolescent Literacy

Assessment

Position Statement on Formative Assessment

Standards for the Assessment of Reading and Writing

Position Statement on Using High Stakes Assessments for Grade Retention and Graduation Decisions

Common Core State Standards

Close Reading and Far Reaching Classroom Discussion: Fostering a Vital Connection

Literacy Implementation Guidance for the ELA Common Core State Standards

Disciplinary literacy

Collaborating for Success: The Vital Role of Content Teachers in Developing Disciplinary Literacy With Students in Grades 6–12

Education policy

Advocacy Position on ESEA Reauthorization

Advocacy Toolkit: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

White Paper: Frameworks for Literacy Education Reform

Leisure reading

A Joint Position Statement of the International Literacy Association, the Canadian Children's Book Centre, and the National Council of Teachers of English

Specialized literacy professionals

Position Statement on the Multiple Roles of School-Based Specialized Literacy Professionals

Research Brief in Support of the Position Statement on the Multiple Roles of School-Based Specialized Literacy Professionals

Struggling learners

Research Advisory: Dyslexia

Teacher preparation

Preliminary Report on Teacher Preparation for Literacy Instruction