Policy and Advocacy Statements and Resources

The Policy & Legislative Committee and Board Members are charged with soliciting and supporting a range of publications pertaining to literacy research and practice.  Please refer to the Policy and Procedures Handbook and discuss the topics, research base, and possible formats you would like to pursue with Devon Brenner, dgb19@msstate.edu, P&L Committee Chair or contact an Executive or Board Member.


Net Neutrality (2017)

Response to the NCTQ Review of Teacher Education Programs (2013)


Policy Briefs and Research Reports

Teacher Performance (2013)

Test-Based Grade Retention (2013)

High Stakes Testing and Reading Assessment (2008)

        Corresponding brochure

Resisting Commercial Influences On Accessing Scholarship: What Literacy Researchers Need To Know And Do (2008)

The Path to Competence: A Lifespan Developmental Perspective on Reading (2005)

Effective Beginning Reading Instruction (2001)

        Corresponding brochure

Effective Literacy Instruction for Adolescents (2001)

        Corresponding brochure



The Role of Literacy Research in Racism and Racial Violence (2016)

History of development of LRA Statement on Role of Literacy Research in Racism and Racial Violence (2016)

Publication of Scholarship in On-line, Open-Access Outlets (2008)

Corresponding memo members can include in tenure and promotion materials 


Additional Resources

NCTE Policy and Advocacy Resources

ILA Policy and Advocacy Resources

AERA Policy and Advocacy Resources


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