"Our professional community is rising to this challenge and by sharing our knowledge and expertise, we can show that sustainable progress in literacy learning will be made when local educators have the freedom to collaborate and choose how best to approach critical instructional decisions. "
-- Keith Gilyard, NCTE President, February 9, 2012
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.