College of Education and Human Development

Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement

PRESS - Path to Reading Excellence in School Sites

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Developed by the Minnesota Center for Reading Research at the University of Minnesota, Path to Reading Excellence in School Sites (PRESS) is a framework for literacy achievement in grades K-5 within a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) or Response to Intervention (RtI) context.

Driven by research-based approaches to literacy, PRESS addresses:

  • Quality core instruction
  • Data-driven decision-making
  • Tiered interventions
  • Embedded professional learning

The PRESS™ Community Learning Solution offers the professional learning opportunities and resources teachers, interventionists, and administrators need to implement systematic supports in elementary reading. 


We offer a variety of workshops to help you learn the PRESS framework and implement it with success!

Benefits of PRESS membership

Sign up for free, basic membership to the PRESS Community, offering limited access to webinars, downloads, and more. Premium Membership comes with full access to all videos, downloads, webinars, and support from PRESS literacy specialists. Learn more about PRESS membership.

Get started with PRESS

We offer multiple options to support educators with implementation of data-driven decision making and tiered interventions. Purchase our print Intervention Manual and access to the PRESS community through our online store. Find out more and purchase materials at the PRESS store.

Visit the official PRESS community website to learn more and contact us.