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Research Article of the Month: February 2024

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Erbeli et al. (2024) examine the optimal amount of phonemic awareness instruction for kindergarten through first-grade students.
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Meeting Students' Needs With Iowa's Continuous Improvement Framework and Process

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Iowa's Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) help educators and districts identify needs and make decisions.
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Six More Educators Earn Dyslexia Specialist Endorsement

Monday, February 12, 2024
Take a deeper look into the IRRC-coordinated Dyslexia Specialist Endorsement program and read about the experience of one newly endorsed dyslexia specialist, Barb Shutt.
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Research Article of the Month: January 2024

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Thomas & January (2021) investigate two universal screeners, MAP and STEP, and evaluate their ability to predict student performance on an end-of-the-year state assessment.
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IRRC Advisory Council: VanZuiden Elected as Chair, Cole and Pruitt Appointed as Members

Monday, January 8, 2024
Learn about the new chair and two new members of the IRRC Advisory Council.
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Research Article of the Month: December 2023

Thursday, December 28, 2023
Through this meta-analysis, Burns et al., (2023) evaluate the components of the Active View of Reading.
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Research Article of the Month: November 2023

Thursday, November 30, 2023
This meta-analysis by Rehfeld et al. (2022) uncovers the effects of phonemic awareness instruction for students suspected of having a reading disability.
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The Benefits of Poetry Reading

Monday, November 13, 2023
This guide provides a recommendation list of novels in verse for students in grades 5-12.
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Research Article of the Month: October 2023

Monday, October 30, 2023
We highlight the findings of the scientific review article “Reading Comprehension: Core Components and Processes.”
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Educators Discover Science of Reading Through Summit and Podcast

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
The Iowa Science of Reading Summit and A Novel Idea podcast connect educators through conversations about effective approaches to reading instruction.