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What Is the Science of Reading?

Nina A. Lorimor-Easley, M.S., M.Ed.

Posted on: February 14, 2023
Find out why it’s important to have a common understanding of such a widely used term and take a closer look at the type of science in the science of reading.

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What Makes a Literacy Practice Evidence-Based?

Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: June 6, 2017
With what level of confidence can you say a given literacy instructional practice may work to help students in your school or district learn to read? It all depends on the available research and evidence for that practice.