Policy Publications

The Policy & Legislative Committee and Board Members are charged with soliciting and supporting a range of publications pertaining to literacy research and practice.  Please refer to the Policy and Procedures Handbook and discuss the topics, research base, and possible formats you would like to pursue with Anne McGill-Franzen, amcgillf@utk.edu, P&L Committee Chair or contact an Executive or Board Member.

History of Development of LRA Statement on Role of Literacy Research in Racism and Racial Violence [PDF] 12/19/16

The Role of Literacy Research in Racism and Racial Violence Statement Endorsed by the Literacy Research Association [PDF] 12/19/16

Resolutions Concerning Publication of Scholarship in On-line, Open-Access Outlets [PDF], Corresponding Memo Members Can Include in Tenure and Promotion Materials [PDF] 12/2008 

LRA Response to the NCTQ Review of Teacher Education Programs [PDF] 9/27/2013

Teacher Performance [PDF] 9/19/2013

Test-Based Grade Retention [PDF] 3/1/2012

The Path to Competence: A Lifespan Developmental Perspective on Reading, Patricia A. Alexander [PDF] 3/24/2005

High Stakes Testing and Reading Assessment, Peter Afflerbach [PDF | Brochure] 5/2/2008

Effective Beginning Reading Instruction, Michael Pressley [PDF | Brochure] 10/31/2001

Effective Literacy Instruction for Adolescents, Donna E. Alvermann [PDFBrochure] 10/31/2001

Resisting Commercial Influences On Accessing Scholarship: What Literacy Researchers Need To Know And Do, Ad Hoc Committee on Accessing Literacy Research Online [PDF] 2/22/2008


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