Knowledge and Practice Standards

The Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading is a comprehensive evidence-based resource that outlines what teachers need to know to deliver effective instruction and ensure that all children become proficient readers.

The Standards serve as the basis for the Center’s credentialing activities, which include the review and accreditation of university and independent teacher preparation programs and the certification of individuals. Certification indicates that a teacher or reading interventionist has mastered the content and skills outlined in the Knowledge and Practice Standards.

If you are interested in having your teacher preparation program reviewed, contact Liz Liptak, Executive Director.

For a list of university programs that have been accredited by the Center, click here. For a list of independent teacher training programs accredited by the Center, click here.

To view the Knowledge and Practice Standards, click here.