Here are some interesting resources that have crossed my computer in the last few weeks. Hope that they're useful!
While there have been impressive gains in early literacy, NAEP scores for students in grades 4-12 have languished. A report from the Carnegie Corporation of New York suggests that schools undertake systemic reforms to improve literacy in grades 4-12. If you're trying to convince teachers that all teachers should be accountable for literacy instruction, this document is a must-read.
Looking for a readability measure? Okapi is one of the easiest ones I've found. Simply type in your text, choose your formula, and statistics will appear. It will even allow you to print out a Running Record sheet of your text.