Reading Instruction: Documents from the National Reading Panel
National Reading Panel
CE Credit: 3 Hours
Learning Level: Introductory
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The National Reading Panel (NRP) was formed in 1997 when Congress asked the Director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), along with the Secretary of Education, to convene a national panel on reading. NRP was asked by Congress to assess the status of research-based knowledge about reading, including the effectiveness of various approaches to teaching children to read. The panel was made up of 14 people, including leading scientists in reading research, representatives of colleges of education, teachers, educational administrators, and parents. The NRP met over a period of two years to discuss their findings and prepare the results in two reports and a video titled, "Teaching Children to Read."