The Science of Reading Definition

THE READING LEAGUE ANNOUNCES NEW ‘DEFINING MOVEMENT’ COALITION OF LITERACY EXPERTS TO SOLIDIFY THE SCIENCE OF READING DEFINITION SAReads, The Learning Alliance, the Foundation for Excellence in Education, among others, join forces to provide consistency and guidance around the implementation of the science of reading in classrooms across the country  Syracuse, NY — The Reading League (TRL) today announced the launch of its latest initiative, “Science of Reading: A Defining Movement” — a coalition of educators, policymakers, education advocates and academics, to develop a shared definition of the term “science of reading.” “For years now, the phrase “the science of reading” has been used without a strong foundational understanding of its meaning,” said Dr. Maria Murray, CEO and President of The Reading League. “Now that we see the phrase being attached to efforts that are not evidence-aligned and as more people start to join our movement, The Reading League felt it was time to gather nationally renowned experts to create a plan to protect and honor the body of knowledge considered the science of reading, clarify the definition, and provide a comprehensive guide for stakeholders.” The science of reading is a vast, interdisciplinary body of scientifically-based research about reading