The proposal draws on arguments that reading tests that focus on applying skills to generic passages disadvantage students who don't have the background knowledge to fully grasp them.
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April 06, 2018
February 14, 2018
An audit reveals the district is years behind in matching textbooks to its state reading and math standards.
January 09, 2018
Mixing up lay and lie was the top usage error of 2017, according to a recent report by NoRedInk, a website that aims to help students bone up on grammar and writing skills.
January 08, 2018
Digital literacy and testing may be hot topics, but respondents to a new survey want more of a focus on teacher preparation and materials.
December 05, 2017
California's constitution contains a "right to literacy," and the state has failed to provide some students the opportunity to achieve it, argues the lawsuit filed today by students, parents, and advocacy groups. The new challenge echoes a lawsuit filed in Michigan in 2016.
August 15, 2017
Does the 14th Amendment to the Constitution guarantee access to literacy instruction? A lawsuit makes that provocative argument.
August 11, 2017
Board members didn't act on a resolution to revoke Alabama's version of the Common Core State Standards.
July 18, 2017
The case sought to loosen Florida's mandate that 3rd graders pass a standardized reading exam to be promoted.
June 26, 2017
Atlanta will begin training its literacy teachers in an approach with roots in the early 20th century.
June 16, 2017
The Success Academies charter school group is making its early literacy curriculum available for all educators to view.