FCRR Receives IES Grant to Examine EL School Readiness Instructional Practices


The Institute of Education Sciences recently announced a four-year grant to the Florida Center for Reading Research to explore effective instructional practices for 4 year-old Spanish-speaking English learners in Florida PreK classrooms. The grant was was awarded to Drs. Chris Lonigan (Psychology), Beth Phillips (Education), and Chris Schatschneider (Psychology).

FCRR Director Dr. Don Compton states, "IES continues to recognize the important contributions that Chris makes to our understanding of the role of school readiness in providing the foundations necessary for effective early learning in EL students. His leadership in this area is unparalleled."

Learn more about this important new study in the infographic below.

Lonigan EL VPK infographic

The Florida Center for Reading Research is a multidisciplinary research center at Florida State University that 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. For more information, please contact Nathan Archer at narcher@fcrr.org.