Standards for preparing literacy professionals

Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals 2017 sets forth the criteria for developing and evaluating preparation programs for literacy professionals. Developed by literacy experts across the United States, the standards focus on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for effective educational practice in a specific role and highlight contemporary research and evidence-based practices in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and leadership. The updated standards address the need for a broader definition of literacy beyond reading to include writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing in both print and digital realms.

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Standards for specialized literacy professionals matrix (including reading/literacy specialists)

Standards for classroom teachers matrix

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