Lovette, G. E. & Kenni, L. A. (2019, December 16). It’s Not Just Teachers Who Need a Lesson in the Science of Reading. Retrieved January 15, 2020.

Despite the billions of dollars devoted to improving reading outcomes, the 2019 NAEP results confirm that our country remains mired in a decades-long literacy crisis: Nearly two-thirds of our nation’s 4th and 8th grade students are reading below proficient levels. In response, education and mainstream media have focused on gaps in teachers’ knowledge of the settled science of reading development, as well as the widespread implementation of popular but disproven and ineffectual instructional approaches for teaching reading.

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