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Historically Black Colleges and Universities

HBCU Conference Spurs Partnership, Insight, and Future Success

Dr. La’Tara Osborne Lampkin, Senior Research Associate at FCRR, attended the annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference.

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Nigeria Centre for Reading Research

FCRR Faculty Attends First Nigerian Centre for Reading Research and Development Conference

FCRR Associate Director Dr. Nicole Patton Terry delivered the keynote presentation at the inaugural National Reading Conference at Bayero University, Kano. The conference was a capstone event for the new Nigeria Centre for Reading Research and Development (NCRRD), created to strengthen the country’s ability to provide high-quality education and improve children’s reading skills.

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Quantitative Methodology and Innovation

Quantitative Methodology and Innovation Announces New Website

The Quantitative Methodology and Innovation (QMI) division, through multi-disciplinary collaborations, aims to partner with researchers, government agencies, and private companies to support scientific inquiry with rigorous research design, data analysis, and innovation in quantitative methods and assessment.

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Conditional Longitudinal Relations of Elementary Literacy Skills to High School Reading Comprehension

The Journal of Learning Disabilities recently accepted a paper titled, “Conditional Longitudinal Relations of Elementary Literacy Skills to High School Reading Comprehension,” authored by Yaacov Petscher, Hugh Catts, and Emily Solari. The study explores the longitudinal development between Grade 3 word level reading skills and higher level semantic skills to Grade 10 reading comprehension for 3,157 students.

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Dr. Laura Steacy

FCRR Researcher Joins Cohort of Florida State University Early Career Scholars

FCRR researcher and Assistant Professor of Special Education Dr. Laura Steacy has been awarded a 2019 Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Early Career grant. Steacy will receive $500,000 over the next four years to conduct research on ways to support students with learning disabilities, including the development of instructional supports for students with dyslexia.

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Differential Co-Development of Vocabulary Knowledge and Reading Comprehension for Students with and without Learning Disabilities

A paper was recently accepted in the Journal of Educational Psychology entitled, ‘Differential Co-Development of Vocabulary Knowledge and Reading Comprehension for Students with and without Learning Disabilities.” This paper looked at the co-development of reading comprehension and vocabulary knowledge for students followed from Kindergarten through 4th grade using latent change score modeling.

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Student Employee of the Year Denis Aleman

FCRR Intern Denis Aleman Recognized as One Of FSU’s Student Employees of the Year

FCRR intern, Denis Aleman, has received the 2019 Florida State University Student Employee of the Year Vires Award. The award, given to the student employee who has gone above and beyond in taking initiative in their role, was presented at a special ceremony held on April 8, 2019, in the Oglesby Union Ballroom.

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A.R. Chronicles

Real Superheroes: How FSU Helps Improve Literacy Rates

Reading is closely tied to a child’s development, which explains why so many educators and researchers are wary of the lack of reading time in American homes. According to a 2017 study conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 65% of American fourth graders do not read at “a proficient level.” To help address this issue, a group of Florida State University scholars, faculty and alumni have come together to improve literacy rates for students.

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Sara Hart, Associate Professor of Psychology

FSU researchers receive $3M to create national repository for data on learning disabilities

The federal government will award nearly $3 million over five years to researchers at Florida State University, so they can build a first-of-its-kind national data repository that aims to inspire innovative research that helps children with learning disabilities.

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FSU researchers partner to improve statewide assessment for persons with disabilities

FSU researchers partner to improve statewide assessment for persons with disabilities

The Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University along with the FSU College of Social Work is partnering with Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities to evaluate and improve their assessment tool for people with developmental disabilities.

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