To improve reading/language arts instruction in the state of Connecticut;

To advance the status of reading research throughout Connecticut by aiding in the interpretation and application of research findings, and whenever possible, by sponsoring and participating in research studies;

To make available to its members information and resource materials which are developed through cooperative professional endeavors;

To initiate, sponsor, and support legislation directed toward the improvement of reading throughout the state;

To initiate, sponsor, and support legislation designed to assure high professional standards in the field of reading/language arts;

To maintain a proactive voice in proposed changes in the area of reading/language arts.