CCSSO believes that it is incumbent on states to set high expectations for student success by creating opportunities and removing barriers. ELA is working towards this vision by providing states the ability to ensure their teachers  have access to high-quality, standards-aligned curriculum frameworks, instructional resources, and professional development. ELA members tend to be literacy and English Language Arts specialists within their respective state education agencies.


2018-2019 Goals:

-Continuing to foster disciplinary literacy.

-Sharing examples of quality professional learning in literacy.

-Reviewing progress on the cognitive complexity index, as well as research from NAEP on paper- pencil vs. computer testing.

-Promoting engagement with the Navigating Text Complexity website.

-Organizing school visits to observe innovative approaches to literacy instruction and improving student outcomes.


For more information on the ELA collaborative please see the documents below:

English Language Arts (ELA) Collaborative 2018-2019 Membership Information

Navigating Text Complexity Website


Please find the meeting dates for the 2018-2019 membership year here.

For general inquiries related to membership in a collaborative please email Adam Petermann, or call at 202-336-7076.


To join a collaborative please click the button below

Membership Signup Form