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FCRR would like to thank our 2016–2017 Undergraduate Research Scholars

The FCRR scholars cohort is comprised of sophomore students participating in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (Joshua Etienne, Rachel Faircloth, & Rachel Odell) and the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (Chassidi Jenkins). Our scholars provided technical support for research activities and projects conducted by the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast and the National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy for Students with Disabilities.

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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).

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Florida State University awarded $27.8 million federal educational research laboratory

The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) recently won a five-year contract for the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) for the southeastern United States. The REL program includes ten regional labs funded through the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. The REL Southeast is led by Francis Eppes Professor of Education & FCRR Director Emeritus Dr. Barbara Foorman.

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Dr. Donald Compton Named 2016 AERA Fellow

Florida Center for Reading Research faculty member Dr. Donald Compton has been named a 2016 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellow. Founded in 1916, AERA is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning.

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New FCRR grant investigates how children internalize inconsistent letter-sound correspondences

Ask a child to spell the word "fish" and you probably wouldn't expect the response, "G-H-0-T-I." However, according to Dr. Don Compton, Director of the Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University, the spelling actually makes sense.

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Dr. La'Tara Osborne-Lampkin Appointed AERA Committee Chair

Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) Associate in Research Dr. La’Tara Osborne-Lampkin has been appointed chair of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division L Educational Policy and Politics, Affirmative Action (Diversity, Inclusion & Equity) Committee.

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Imageability Matters, Says Award-Winning FCRR Researcher

Results from a recent study conducted by Dr. Laura Steacy suggest that early education students with low reading skills may benefit from imageability training. Her recent findings, soon to be published, have earned her The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) 2016 Outstanding Doctoral-Level Research Award. The award recognizes excellence in doctoral research that contributes to the field of learning disabilities.

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Groundbreaking FCRR-Developed Assessment Honored

A computer-adaptive assessment developed by researchers at Florida State University’s Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) has received a 2016 Award of Excellence and Best of Show award from Tech & Learning magazine.

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Florida State University Researchers Receive $3.3 Million Federal Grant

FSU Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology Dr. Christopher Lonigan and Associate Professor of Education Dr. Beth Phillips recently received a $3.3 million research grant from the Institute of Education Sciences. The grant, titled “Generating Large and Sustained Impacts on Early Language Skills: Evaluation of Timing and Duration of Intervention,” will explore key components of language interventions for struggling preschool and kindergarten students.

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Florida State University, University of Oregon & RMC Research Corporation Partner to Improve Literacy for Students with Disabilities

Florida State University’s Florida Center for Reading Research is partnering with the University of Oregon and RMC Research Corporation to launch the National Comprehensive Center to Improve Literacy for Students with Disabilities.

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