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NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts

These standards are designed to complement other national, state, and local standards and contribute to ongoing discussions about English language arts.

Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards

Resources for teachers and administrators working with the Common Core State Standards


NCTE Position Statements

Official NCTE Position Statements and Guidelines related to standards

Standards for the Assessment of Reading and Writing

These standards were originally published in 1994 by NCTE and IRA. They were updated in 2009.

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NCTE Policy Briefs

The James R. Squire Office has published several Policy Briefs which incorporate a wide-ranging amount of research findings grouped around topics of interest in contemporary educational concerns.

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