To promote reading instruction informed by scientific evidence of how best to teach all children to read: Systematically teach the letter/s-sound correspondences of the English alphabetic code and the phonics skills to decode and encode within a language-rich and literature-rich environment.

IFERI will work to draw attention to ineffective practices that diverge from the international findings of research: A non-systematic approach to phonics along with multi-cueing reading strategies amounting to guessing words from word shape, pictures, initial letters and context is insufficient and potentially damaging.

IFERI will inform policy makers at all levels about specific instructional practices that are inconsistent with, or contrary to, the findings of international research on reading.


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