State Agencies

Develop and implement state and local structures, procedures and policies to address student challenges in learning to read and write.

Our Work in The Field

NCIL staff and expert coaches are working with several state education agencies and the local education agencies they identify to provide intensive technical assistance.

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

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

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.

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Best Practices in Universal Screening

There is broad agreement that schools should implement early screening and intervention programs. State legislation generally favors the use of universal screening within schools across grades K-2.

Audience: 
Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Screening

Featured Resources

Michigan Department of Education

This webpage links to Michigan's state resources for promoting literacy.

Topic: Advocacy, Professional Development

The Center on Instruction

This document was prepared to assist literacy specialists in the national Regional Comprehensive Center network as they work with states to improve educational policy and practice in the area of adolescent literacy.

Topic: Comprehension, Vocabulary

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Resource Repository

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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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Implementation Toolkits

Practical help for implementing recommended literacy practices.

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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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