The Iowa Reading Research Center provides comprehensive literacy research and evaluation services. The center receives multiple inquiries from school districts across the state and the country in need of specialized assistance with gathering and analyzing student literacy data or expertise in evaluating literacy materials, instruction, professional learning, and assessments.

Recent assistance provided to districts has included: quantitative analysis of literacy data, professional learning and consultation to support districts’ literacy initiatives, and rigorous experimental and quasi-experimental studies to help districts evaluate the effectiveness of literacy curricula and instruction.

The Iowa Reading Research Center stands ready to help districts improve students’ outcomes by working with educators to find evidence-based solutions to literacy challenges in the classroom.

Implementing Literacy Programs and Initiatives

Working With Multiple Stakeholders

Examples of Projects