2019 Workforce Survey for Reading Instruction
Every year, BookNook surveys District & School Leaders about the state of their workforce to teach reading. Download our 2019 report here.
Highlights of the report
- Staffing shortages and insufficient teacher preparation are the most frequently identified issues that get in the way of improving outcomes for students.
- Only half of respondents reporting having Reading Specialists on staff to support students struggling with reading.
- Roughly half of respondents (44% of elementary and 47% of middle/high) reported that few or none of their teachers are well prepared to help DLLs master reading.
- Not a single respondent to our survey indicated that they are completely satisfied with the state of reading instruction in their school or district.
When asked what would help them the most, respondents to the survey said…
“Use data to identify those in need, provide specific interventions by the classroom teacher (who should be more highly skilled/trained than an aide) and have aides work with other students in the class, including those who are higher.”