National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement [CELA] Law and Legal Definition

The National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement (CELA) is a national center that specializes in the research, development, and services to improve literacy teaching and learning across the grades and subjects. CELA conducts research in order to gain knowledge to improve students' English and literacy achievement.

CELA provides information on:

(1)curriculum, instruction, and assessment essential to develop high literacy; and

(2)the means by which schools can help students achieve success.