The Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University along with the FSU College of Social Work is partnering with Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities to evaluate and improve their assessment tool for people with developmental disabilities.
According to a 2017 study conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 65% of American fourth graders do not read at “a proficient level.” To help address this issue, a group of Florida State University scholars, faculty and alumni have come together to improve literacy rates for students.
The federal government will award nearly $3 million over five years to researchers at Florida State University, so they can build a first-of-its-kind national data repository that aims to inspire innovative research that helps children with learning disabilities.
As students progress through school, focus in the classroom begins to shift from learning to read, to reading to learn. As a result, reading becomes more content area focused especially in subjects like history and science.
With honors comes opportunity. Two Florida State University Honors Program undergraduates accompanied faculty to the Dyslexia Foundation Extraordinary Brain Symposium XVII, held this past July in Cathedral Peaks, South Africa.
Learn more about recently completed and ongoing research projects undertaken by FCRR and the faculty involved. Discover how FCRR improves reading instruction, intervention and assessment in Florida and beyond.
The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) is a multidisciplinary research center at Florida State University. FCRR explores all aspects of reading research—basic research into literacy-related skills for typically developing readers and those who struggle, studies of effective prevention and intervention, and psychometric work on formative assessment.