CERTIFICATION FOR TEACHERS OF READING

Literacy's Key Role for America's Future: Literate, Career-Ready Citizens

INTRODUCTION

While teacher preparation programs are an essential step toward maximizing the efficiency and the success of the classroom environment, they are certainly not the only step. Reading Instruction Competence Teaching Assessments, which must be passed before a teacher can be certified or licensed, serve as proof for the district and state that these programs are demanding enough to produce skilled, capable educators but still attainable and motivating enough that teaching candidates will retain the methods and attitudes of their training long after its completion. Within this section, the Executive Summary defines the goals and outcomes of effective teaching assessments; the Key Components offer a glimpse of the organization and scoring of the examinations; the Roadmap and Specifics present each of these topics in context; and the model legislation is designed to help you and your community implement these assessments in your own state and district.

Executive Summary

KEY COMPONENTS

ROADMAP AND SPECIFICS

MODEL LEGISLATION LANGUAGE

Every teacher must become a certified teacher of reading, writing, and language.