University of Iowa

Student Reading Success Through Research and Collaboration

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Helping Students Read Better and Learn More

The Iowa Reading Research Center strives to improve the literacy skills of all students. We provide guidance for literacy instruction in schools by conducting research in practical settings to evaluate the effectiveness of literacy practices.

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The IRRC is ready to help districts improve students' outcomes by working with educators to find evidence-based solutions to literacy challenges in the classroom
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IRRC Blog

Find posts about literacy instructional approaches, reading research updates, literacy guidance for families, and more on our blog.

By
Anna Gibbs, M.Ed., Chang-Jen Lin, M.Ed., Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.
Children’s literacy development benefits when they discuss four key elements of stories read by their caregivers.
By
Nina A. Lorimor-Easley, M.S., M.Ed., Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.
An explicit or implicit approach to literacy learning? See why the former approach tends to work better for all learners.
By
Anna Gibbs, M.Ed., Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.
Setting a goal, monitoring progress and deciding on specially designed instruction through an IEP can help students with reading disabilities achieve success.