Our Purpose

The purpose of the Iowa Reading Research Center is to improve the literacy proficiency of pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade students.

To that end, the IRRC’s work is done in four main categories:


Professional Learning

Technical Assistance

Family Resources

All efforts of the Iowa Reading Research Center are conducted in collaboration with educators, parents, community representatives, and policymakers. Results have a direct application to literacy policy and education in Iowa.

The Iowa Reading Research Center is part of the University of Iowa College of Education.

It operates in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Education.

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