For more than 60 years, the International Literacy Association has championed rigorous research as the foundation for literacy leadership, and we have developed research-based standards for preparing and certifying literacy professionals.

Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals 2017 (Standards 2017)

Standards for Reading Professionals—Revised 2010 (Standards 2010)

Standards for Middle and High School Literacy Coaches

Standards for the Assessment of Reading and Writing

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