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Technically Speaking: What is Causal Inference and Why is it Important?

By:  
Ariel M. Aloe, Ph.D.
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: February 23, 2021
In experimental studies, reading researchers try to establish a connection between a program or type of instruction and students’ reading performance by controlling for other things that might explain the outcomes.

Teacher helping student reading book

The Role of Decodable Readers in Phonics Instruction

By:  
Nina A. Lorimor-Easley, M.S., Ed.Psy., M.Ed., Cert. Dys.

Posted on: November 17, 2020
For beginning readers, these texts provide a focused and carefully planned opportunity to read words in sentences.