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

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

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

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FastBridge Recommendations Tool

eLearning and an online instructional recommendations tool to help teachers use FastBridge data to guide instruction.

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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: 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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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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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.
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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.