Support the systems-level coordination of schoolwide reading efforts designed to meet the needs of all learners, including students with or at risk for literacy-related outcomes.

Building capacity related to implementation of a universal screening process to identify students at risk for reading difficulties, including dyslexia.

Supporting school systems to effectively teach essential literacy content to all students, including students with or at risk for literacy-related disabilities.

Intensification of instruction and intervention to comprehensively support the individual needs of students with or at risk for literacy-related disabilities.

Use of Response to Intervention in reading to determine special education eligibility in schools that use a multi-tiered systems of support approach.


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.

Dyslexia is a brain-based learning disability that specifically impairs a person’s ability to read.

Understanding Screening: Overall Screening and Assessment

Assessment is a process of collecting information. Screening is an assessment process that helps teachers identify students who are at risk for not meeting grade-level learning goals.

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Resource Repository

Recommended websites, downloads, and videos from reliable sources.

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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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Our experts answer your literacy-related questions.

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Implementation Toolkits

Practical help for implementing recommended literacy practices.

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Literacy Skill Checklist

Personalized resources aligned with literacy skills for beginning readers.

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Learning Literacy Glossary

Key literacy terms with definitions.

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Oregon Department of Education

Find links to Oregon's dyslexia screening plan, the Oregon Dyslexia Advisory Council, and OSEP guidance letters.

Topic: Dyslexia

Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform

A webinar on making evidence-based decisions about instruction and interventions within a framework of a multi-tiered system of support. This webinar was a collaborative effort between the American Institutes for Research, the National Center for Systemic Improvement and the CEEDAR Center.

Topic: Evidence-based, Interventions

Virginia Department of Education

Find resources related to specific disabilities for Virginia schools.

Topic: Dyslexia

Print Awareness


The understanding that what is read is linked to the words on the page, rather than to the pictures.