The National Early Literacy Panel: A Summary of the Process and the Report

May. 10, 2010

Source: Educational Researcher, 39(4): 279-285. (May 2010).

The current paper summarizes Developing Early Literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel, which was published in 2008.

That report provides an extensive meta-analysis of approximately 300 studies showing which early literacy measures correlate with later literacy achievement.
The report also provides a series of meta-analyses of a comprehensive collection of experimental and quasi-experimental studies of ways of teaching early literacy (preschool and kindergarten) that have been published in refereed journals.

These analyses examine the effects of code-based instruction, shared book reading, home/parent interventions, preschool/kindergarten interventions, and early language teaching.

Updated: Jul. 05, 2011