Reading & Literacy Reports

Early Reading Instruction: Results of a National Survey

January 2020

In fall of 2019, the EdWeek Research Center set out to gain a clearer sense of nationwide teacher and teacher education perceptions and practices by sending out two surveys about topics related to early reading instruction, especially as it related to phonics. One survey was taken by 674 K-2 and elementary special education teachers who indicated that they had taught children how to read. The other was taken by 533 postsecondary instructors who indicated that they had taught courses on how to teach students to read. This report examines survey findings.