20 U.S. Code § 6381j - Research

(a) In general
The Secretary shall carry out, through grant or contract, research into the components of successful family literacy services, in order to—
(1) improve the quality of existing programs assisted under this subpart or other family literacy programs carried out under this chapter or the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act [20 U.S.C. 9201 et seq.]; and
(2) develop models for new programs to be carried out under this chapter or the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act.
(b) Scientifically based research on family literacy
(1) In general
From amounts reserved under section 6381a (b)(2) of this title, the National Institute for Literacy, in consultation with the Secretary, shall carry out research that—
(A) is scientifically based reading research; and
(B) determines—
(i) the most effective ways of improving the literacy skills of adults with reading difficulties; and
(ii) how family literacy services can best provide parents with the knowledge and skills the parents need to support their children’s literacy development.
(2) Use of expert entity
The National Institute for Literacy, in consultation with the Secretary, shall carry out the research under paragraph (1) through an entity, including a Federal agency, that has expertise in carrying out longitudinal studies of the development of literacy skills in children and has developed effective interventions to help children with reading difficulties.
(c) Dissemination
The National Institute for Literacy shall disseminate, pursuant to section 6367 of this title, the results of the research described in subsections (a) and (b) of this section to State educational agencies and recipients of subgrants under this subpart.


(Pub. L. 89–10, title I, § 1241, as added Pub. L. 107–110, title I, § 101,Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 1566.)
References in Text

The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, referred to in subsec. (a), is title II of Pub. L. 105–220, Aug. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 1059, as amended, which is classified principally to subchapter I (§ 9201 et seq.) of chapter 73 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 9201 of this title and Tables.
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A prior section 1241 ofPub. L. 89–10was classified to section 2801 of this title, prior to the general amendment of Pub. L. 89–10by Pub. L. 103–382.

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