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The Reading Institute for Academic Preparation @ Cal State Northridge

"At a time when it is becoming more important for U.S. workers to compete internationally, our high school graduates are in danger of entering college or the workforce without sufficient academic preparation. While taking the right number of courses is certainly better than not, it is no longer enough to guarantee that students will graduate ready for life after high school. "
-Rigor at Risk


RIAP 2009-2010


History of RIAP


Calendar of Events


ELA Standards


Contact Us

Useful Links and Policy Documents

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Useful Links:

  • Center for the Advancement of Reading:
  • International Reading Association (IRA):
  • California Association of Teachers of English (CATE):
  • California Reading Association (CRA):
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE):
  • California School Library Association (CSLA):
  • California Library Association (CLA):
  • Computer Using Educators (CUE):
  • California Department of Education (CDE):
  • Association of California School Administrators (ACSA):
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD):
  • Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL):
  • Useful Policy Documents:

  • 21st Century Literacies (NCTE Policy Brief)
  • Academic Literacy Instruction for Adolescents
  • Academic Literacy-Orange
  • ACT: Rigor at Risk (summary)
  • ACT: Reading Between the Lines
  • Crisis at the Core
  • Double the Work
  • Gaining Traction Gaining Ground (Education Trust)
  • Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas
  • The National Commission on Writing Report.pdf
  • The Neglected "R"--Writing
  • Quality Counts (highlight report)
  • Quality Counts: California
  • Reading At Risk (full report)
  • Reading Next
  • Improving Literacy Instruction: A Guide for Principals (Torgensen)
  • Writing Next
  • State of College Readiness for Latino Students