Research has identified that four components—alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension—are essential in how reading develops and in the reading process.

WIOA requires ABE programs to provide explicit and systematic instruction in these four essential components to adult learners of all levels.

Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI) refers to practices for teaching the four components, grounded in research and professional wisdom.

STAR is an example of an EBRI initiative created for adult learners at GLE 4-8. Our STAR page contains an overview of the STAR initiative in Massachusetts, and links to related resources.

Find other useful information and linked materials on the ACLS page for EBRI.

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ABE/Adult Education
Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI)
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Research/Evidence-Based Practice
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