Education Report Roundup

Literacy Instruction

June 15, 2007 1 min read

Middle and high school students must be able to exceed standard reading levels in order to compete successfully in a 21st century global economy, says a report by the Washington-based Alliance for Excellent Education.

Requiring writing assignments in every subject area will help boost literacy rates for middle and high school students, suggests the report. To reach this goal, researchers encourage school districts to provide ongoing professional training for teachers to help them define writing and reading goals for their specific subject areas.

“Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas: Getting to the Core of Middle and High School Improvement” is posted by the Alliance for Excellent Education .

A version of this article appeared in the June 20, 2007 edition of Education Week