Mission Statement

The Wisconsin State Reading Association provides leadership, advocacy, and professional learning for implementing effective literacy practices, understanding the complex nature of literacy, honoring the unique needs of our diverse students, and engaging them to apply their literacies in meaningful ways in a changing world.

WSRA Beliefs

Expertise Matters!

Research Grounds Us!

Literacy is a complex process requiring a comprehensive approach and a mindset shift.

WSRA’s Goals

  • Advocacy: Develop tools, strategies and interest to motivate WSRA members to engage in advocacy efforts to improve literacy research, policy and practices that best serve students, families and educators. 
  • Professional Development: Promote professional growth opportunities for educators, administrators, families, and community members. 
  • Communication: Provide leadership in addressing issues and trends in literacy to inform educators, administrators, families, and community members. 
  • Partnership: Create partnerships that foster literacy in the home, school, community, and workplace. 
  • Membership: Develop and strengthen an active and diverse membership. 
  • Research: Promote and disseminate research findings that will strengthen and support the best practices for instruction and assessment in literacy.