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Infographic for Learning to Read: “The Simple View of Reading”. Read the brief for more information.

Learning to read consists of developing skills in two areas: accurate, fluent reading and comprehending the meaning of texts. Learning these skills does not come naturally. Both accurate word reading and text comprehension require careful, systematic instruction.

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Virginia Department of Education on Specific Learning Disabilities

Virginia Department of Education

Find resources related to specific disabilities for Virginia schools.


Syllabus Evaluation Matrix: Evidence-based Reading Instruction for Grades K-5

Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform

Use this matrix to evaluate teacher preparation and professional development programs in the area of evidence-based reading instruction for Grades K-5.


California Department of Education Dyslexia

California Department of Education

View dyslexia resource guides, California's laws concerning dyslexia, and related information.


Maine Department of Education Dyslexia

Maine Department of Education

Read an overview of dyslexia as it relates to education in Maine.



Our liaisons provide technical assistance to Regional Comprehensive Center (RCC) staff so they may better assist SEAs in developing and implementing state and local structures, procedures and policies to address student challenges in learning to read and write.

  • Sarah Sayko: Mid-Atlantic, Appalachia, Texas, and Great Lakes
  • Sheryl Turner: Southeast, Florida and the Islands, and Mid-West
  • Andrea Reade: Northeast, South Central, and Central
  • Brian Gearin: Northwest, Pacific, California, West and North Central

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Improving Literacy Briefs

Research summaries and infographics written by our experts.

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State of Dyslexia

Dyslexia legislation in the United States of America.

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