Science of Reading: A Shared Responsibility

The Science of Reading: A Shared Responsibility

The Science of Reading (SOR) is a vast, interdisciplinary body of scientifically based research about reading and issues related to reading and writing.   According to the Science of Reading: Defining Guide (The Reading League [TRL], 2022) this research has been conducted over the last five decades across the world, and it is derived from thousands of studies conducted in multiple languages. The Science of Reading has culminated in a preponderance of evidence to inform how proficient reading and writing develop; why some have difficulty; and how we can most effectively assess and teach and, therefore, improve student outcomes through prevention of and intervention for reading difficulties. 

The Science of Reading is derived from researchers from multiple fields: 

  • cognitive psychology,
  • communication sciences,
  • developmental psychology,
  • education,
  • implementation science,
  • linguistics,
  • neuroscience,
  • school psychology

To learn more about statewide professional development opportunities, 

visit: ND Science of Reading | North Dakota Regional Education Association for more information!

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