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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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