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Iowa Reading Research Center Impact

Laying the Foundation for Literacy Improvement in Iowa

Iowa Reading Research Center Impact in 2016

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Educational presentations given by IRRC representatives to Iowa educators during Financial Year 2016

People
1,337

Students participating in IRRC research

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802,040

Times IRRC social media posts were seen in 2016

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Counties impacted directly by IRRC research and outreach

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29,000

Unique views of our 58 blog posts in 2016

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8,501

Times IRRC online materials for parents & educators were accessed

Teacher
465

Educators receiving direct professional development created and led by the IRRC

Outreach

Family reading at State Fair

Members of the Troyer family visit the IRRC booth at the 2016 Iowa State Fair.

The Iowa Reading Research Center is involved in outreach efforts to widen our impact beyond the classroom and the research community, encouraging reading amongst Iowans of all ages.

In 2016, the Iowa Reading Research Center developed an exhibit for the University of Iowa Mobile Museum that traced the history of written communication from cave markings to electronic devices. The display sought to stimulate families to engage in conversations about the importance of reading books for information and for fun. The IRRC was also an active participant with the University of Iowa at the Iowa State Fair and at the Hawkeye Caucus Day at the Iowa State Capitol Building.