Published Online: September 28, 2010
Published in Print: September 29, 2010, as Adolescent Literacy

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Adolescent Literacy

"The Federal Role in Confronting the Crisis in Adolescent Literacy"

The federal government should step up its role in promoting strong literacy skills at the middle and high school levels, a policy brief by the Alliance for Excellent Education argues.

The Washington-based research and advocacy group offers four recommendations for federal officials: support the state-led adoption and implementation of common English/language arts standards and aligned assessments; support states and districts in developing comprehensive literacy plans; prod states to strengthen teacher education and licensure through the design of performance-based systems that ensure teachers will hone literacy-teaching skills; and invest in research and evaluation on ways to improve adolescent literacy.

Vol. 30, Issue 05, Page 5

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