Navigating Text Complexity

This site provides a curated collection of text complexity resources, tools, and research aimed at supporting educators as they guide students learning to read and understand complex text.

This site was constructed by educators from the ELA SCASS represented by the following states: Arkansas, Connecticut, Department of Defense Education Activity, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Wyoming

Learn the Ropes

Discover what text complexity is and why it is important

Showroom Models

Our text complexity roadmaps bring together the quantiative, qualitative, and reader and task considerations of texts. Accompanying text sets build knowledge around a range of topics K-12.

Infographics, Posters, and Foldable

Infographics, Posters, and Foldable

Explore Roadmaps

See sample text complexity roadmaps and learn how to make your own

Support Students

Learn about effective scaffolds

Chart Your Course

Text Complexity and Instructional Practices

Resources to Support Your Journey

Find supports from states as well as research

Troubleshooting Text Complexity

Troubleshooting Text Complexity