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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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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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IRRC Resources to Support Teachers Using FastBridge

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
The IRRC’s new eLearning module and instructional recommendations tool can support teachers as they make instructional decisions based on universal screening data.
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Introducing the Structured Literacy eLearning Module

Monday, September 11, 2023
The IRRC's new eLearning module provides an overview of the cornerstone elements of structured literacy instruction with video examples recorded in active classrooms.
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New IRRC Resource Provides Guidance on Responding to FastBridge Data

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
The Instructional Recommendations Tool: Responding to FastBridge Data and the associated eLearning module offer guidance to educators interpreting student screening scores.
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Implementing a Shared Reading Intervention for Kindergarten Students During Remote Learning

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Hear from the interventionalist from an IRRC evaluation project on her experiences with virtual vocabulary instruction.
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Technically Speaking: Why We Use Random Assignment in Reading Research

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Essential principles of study design lead to causal results showing effects on student outcomes.
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Technically Speaking: Why We Use Random Sampling in Reading Research

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Essential principles of study design lead to generalizable results for a wide reach of students.
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Why the 13 Disability Categories Matter When Planning Reading Interventions

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Gain a better understanding of the needs students with different disabilities have and the evidence-based literacy interventions that can help.

Evidence-Based vs. Research-Based Interventions—Update

Monday, October 12, 2015
Learn the difference between evidence-based and research-based literacy interventions for students.