Main Location & Hours
2010 Levy Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32310
The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) is a multidisciplinary research center at Florida State University. FCRR explores all aspects of reading research—basic research into literacy-related skills for typically developing readers and those who struggle, studies of effective prevention and intervention, and psychometric work on formative assessment.
The Center’s Four Part Mission:
- To conduct basic research on reading, reading growth, reading assessment, and reading instruction that will contribute to the scientific knowledge of reading and benefit students in Florida and throughout the nation.
- To disseminate information about research-based practices related to literacy instruction and assessment for children in pre-K through 12th grade.
- To conduct applied research that will have an immediate impact on policy and practices related to literacy instruction in Florida.
- To provide technical assistance to Florida’s schools and to the State Department of Education for the improvement of literacy outcomes in students from pre-K through 12th grade.
Congratulations to FCRR research partner Michael Kaschak, an associate professor in Florida State University’s Department of Psychology, for becoming a fellow of the Association of Psychological Science (APS), the largest international organization for researchers in the field of psychological research.
Dr. Kaschak’s research focuses in the area of language, particularly how people comprehend and produce language. His work with FCRR has been directed at developing new techniques to boost reading comprehension in children. Listen to the complete story here: http://bit.ly/kaschak