Professor and Dean, School of Education
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Karen K. Wixson is Dean of the School of Education at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Previously she was Professor and Dean at the University of Michigan.
She has also worked as a reading specialist and a learning disabilities teacher. Dr. Wixson publishes widely in the areas of reading curriculum, instruction, and assessment. She is also co-author of a textbook on the assessment and instruction of reading and writing difficulties and co-editor of books on Response to Intervention (RTI), and implementing the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts. She has been a long-time participant in the development of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading tests, and served as a member of an extended work team for the Common Core State Standards. In addition, she served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Reading Conference/Literacy Research Association and the International Reading Association (IRA).
An Introduction To The Common Core State Standards For English Language Arts