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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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FCRR Associate Director Richard Wagner Selected as AERA Fellow

Dr. Richard K. Wagner, the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of the Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University, has been selected as a 2015 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellow. Wagner is one of 23 honored scholars selected this year through peer nominations to the AERA Fellows Committee and approved by the AERA Council.

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FCRR Researcher Receives Developing Scholar Award

Dr. Jeanne Wanzek, a researcher at the Florida Center for Reading Research and Florida State University College of Education faculty member, will be honored on April 27, 2015 with a Developing Scholar Award. The award, whose recipients are nominated by peers and selected by the Council on Research and Creativity, are given to mid-career, associate professor level faculty to support their research programs.

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New FSU Study to Examine Preschool Education

Florida State Associate Professors Drs. Beth Phillips and Carla Wood will lead an interdisciplinary team to investigate key characteristics of children’s language development in preschool classrooms. The three-year study, funded by The Spencer Foundation, will identify the predictors, associations, and valid measurement of language environments in preschool classrooms serving children at high risk because of poverty and low parental education.

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FCRR and Lexia to Produce Next Generation of Pre-K–12 Reading Assessments

Researchers at Florida State University’s Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) are partnering with Lexia Learning, a subsidiary of Rosetta Stone Inc., to revolutionize Pre-K–12 reading assessments. The new computer-adaptive assessments will take less time and provide more reliable estimates of students’ reading ability than any other reading assessment currently available.

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