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Dr. Jessica Sidler Folsom

Florida Center for Reading Research Faculty Member Named as Outstanding Reviewer

Dr. Jessica Sidler Folsom, associate in research at the Florida Center for Reading Research, has been selected as an Outstanding Reviewer by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) for her contributions to the AERA journal Educational Researcher.

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Preschool Letter Recognition

FCRR Faculty Helps Identify Preschool Letter Recognition Benchmarks

One of the first steps in learning to read is to successfully identify the letters of the alphabet and begin matching them to their sounds. For most of us, the memories of this process are vague; you might be able to dimly recall alphabet flashcards or something about the letter Q from Sesame Street.

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Presidential Award

Florida State University Researcher Selected for Presidential Award

President Barack Obama recently awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers to 102 of the nation’s top researchers including Florida State University researcher Dr. Young-Suk Kim. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers.

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Lexia

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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Fourth Grade Students

Passport to Literacy: FCRR Faculty to Examine Reading Intervention Program for Fourth Grade Students

Typical fourth grade reading lists include books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Lemonade War, and The Magic Thief. By fourth grade, most students have progressed onto chapter books and books with more complex storylines. For these students, they are well on their way to developing their reading skills and increasing their odds of academic success.

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