The What’s hot survey findings first appeared in the members-only newspaper of the International Reading Association (IRA), now the International Literacy Association (ILA), in 1997 under the title What’s Hot, What’s Not. The original survey took the temperature of a list of topics deemed important by a sample of approximately 25 literacy leaders. By 2001, the questions What should be hot? and What shouldn’t be hot? were added, painting a more comprehensive picture of what the hot topics in reading and writing instruction should be and how the conversations in education needed to shift. The result was an annual, comprehensive ranking of issues. In 2017, ILA redesigned the survey and launched a broader outreach, reaching a cross-sector of literacy leaders and getting input from nearly 1,600 of them. This year, ILA partnered with YouGov, a global market research firm, to manage and collaborate on the survey and report. Moving forward, the What’s Hot in Literacy survey will move to a biannual schedule, with the next report due out in January 2020.
International Literacy Association (USA)
24 p. + 1 p.
Literacy and reading