The English Language Arts (ELA) collaborative is composed of member states from across the country that come together to leverage their collective expertise to support effective implementation of college- and career-ready ELA/literacy standards. At every meeting, time is carved out for members to share best practices and high-quality tools and resources. In 2013, the group launched the Navigating Text Complexity website, a collection of web resources to help educators everywhere navigate the text complexity demands critical to college- and career-ready standards. Over the past two years, the website has undergone several upgrades in content and usability and continues to be an area of focus.
The ELA collaborative hosts three in-person meetings per program year supplemented periodically by online webinars, resources, and tools that sustain and extend the work. ELA members tend to be literacy and English Language Arts specialists within their respective state education agencies.