"NCTE has always maintained the stance of an independent critic throughout this process and continues to believe that we best serve our members and literacy learners by focusing efforts on helping teachers meet the challenges they face in the classroom rather than offering a summary judgment of these or other standards."
-- from the March 10, 2010, open letter to NCTE members from Jeff Williams, Chair, NCTE Review Team
These standards are designed to complement other national, state, and local standards and contribute to ongoing discussions about English language arts.
Resources for teachers and administrators working with the Common Core State Standards
Official NCTE Position Statements and Guidelines related to standards
These standards were originally published in 1994 by NCTE and IRA. They were updated in 2009.
A variety of books, web seminars, and other standards-related products are also available in the NCTE Online Store.
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.