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Early Learning


Woman and child reading a book.
In 2010, as the last states adopted academic standards, all students in each state were finally required to learn a defined set of skills and knowledge in grades K-12 for ELA and mathematics.
Student holding a pencil and scantron answer sheet
Author: Dumdi BaribeDate:
In 2022, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics and reading assessments were administered to samples of Grade 4 and Grade 8 students in select school districts across the country.
Teacher and students in front of computers
Author: Amy Colton, Stephanie IrvineDate:
In another installment of a series on Region 8 CC staff, we profile our two Michigan state coordinators, Amy Colton and Stephanie Irvine, this month.
Parent and child reading together on a sofa
Author: Sarah SaykoDate:
Dyslexia affects about one in five individuals, making it the most diagnosed learning disability. A student’s ability to read fluently depends on his or her proficiency in both recognizing words quickly and accurately and understanding the structure of the English language, such as word meanings and grammar, for strong comprehension.


When families and schools partner to support children’s literacy achievement, children have more opportunities to learn and practice essential literacy skills and grow as readers and writers. These resources, developed by the Region 8 Comprehensive Center in partnership with the Michigan Department…
This practice guide for the Indiana Department of Education summarizes findings on how states provide access to, supports for using, and aligning their early learning standards.
This brief summarizes information on comprehensive state policies and practices in meeting expectations/mandates for 3rd grade literacy for the Indiana Department of Education.