Helping Students Read Better and Learn More

The Iowa Reading Research Center strives to improve the literacy skills of all students through research with students, professional learning for educators, and technical assistance for school districts.

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Caregivers Resource Hub

This hub includes eLearning modules and resources that caregivers can use to support their children's literacy development.

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2024 Iowa Science of Reading Summit

This two-day conference unites teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, and many more to collaborate and learn from experts in the science of reading.

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Assistive Technology Consultation Appointments

Our assistive technology coordinators can demonstrate tools that support reading and writing.

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Intensification of Instruction to Maximize Instructional Time and Practice Opportunities

Monday, April 15, 2024
Efficient use of tiered instruction is essential to maximize intervention time and give students the additional practice opportunities they need to reach mastery.
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Accommodating Note-Taking

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Four examples of note-taking accommodations that can benefit students with language-based learning disabilities.
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Rethinking How We Teach Literacy in Tier 1: Targeted, Small-Group Instruction

Friday, April 5, 2024
Targeted, small-group instruction supports all students, including struggling readers and students who have already met or exceeded expectations.


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Cacini, Schloss, and Smithgall Recognized for Their Work as IRRC Student Employees

Friday, April 12, 2024
The University of Iowa recognizes students for their work on campus every spring during Student Employee Appreciation Week.
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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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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.