Florida Center for Reading Research

about FCRR

Resources, Partners & Links

Below you will find numerous education resources, organizations and agencies that help promote literacy education and support the mission and goals of FCRR.

FCRR Brochure

Learn more about the Florida Center for Reading Research by downloading a copy of our most recent brochure.

Florida Department of Education

Offers directories of schools and colleges by district and name along with press releases, publications and more.

Just Read, Florida!

Read about the Just Read, Florida! activities involving the Florida Department of Education, local school districts, educators, parents, businesses, and community members.

Center on Instruction

From 2005 to 2012, the Florida Center for Reading Research partnered with the Center on Instruction to develop and identify free resources for use by Regional Comprehensive Centers and state, district, and local educators in their pursuit of high quality instruction. This link to their resources will be available through September 2013 to provide educators with free resources.

Florida Reading Initiative (FRI)

The Florida Reading Initiative is a research-based school wide reform effort committed to providing the professional development and follow up support necessary for schools to achieve just that - 100% literacy! Teachers are given the background knowledge, skills and strategies needed to teach all students. A total of 74 schools, primarily from the North East Florida Educational Consortium (NEFEC) member districts are Florida Reading Initiative Schools. The expansion and success of the initiative is through the continued funding and support from Just Read, Florida!

Florida State University Department of Psychology

Florida State University and the Department of Psychology are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and pluralism, thus enhancing diversity and assuring a climate that values, and respects the worth and dignity of all persons.

Learning Systems Institute

Located on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, the Learning Systems Institute is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to bridging the gap between research and practice in education and training. The institute develops practical and workable solutions in learning and performance, based on solid research.

National Reading Panel

The NRP has completed the research assessment of reading instruction approaches. NICHD has formed a partnership with the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to work on continued dissemination and implementation efforts of the NRP Report, as part of NIFL's overall mission to disseminate and implement research-based reading practices.

No Child Left Behind

On Jan. 8, 2002, President Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). This new law represents his education reform plan and contains the most sweeping changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) since it was enacted in 1965. It changes the federal government's role in kindergarten-through-grade-12 education by asking America's schools to describe their success in terms of what each student accomplishes. The act contains the President's four basic education reform principles: stronger accountability for results, increased flexibility and local control, expanded options for parents, and an emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work.

United States Department of Education

This is the official site for the United States Department of Education.

What Works Clearinghouse

The What Works Clearinghouse was established by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to provide educators, policymakers, and the public with a central, independent, and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education. The work of the WWC is managed by IES and conducted under a set of contracts held by Mathematica Policy Research, Instructional Research Group, Development Services Group, and Sanametrix.