Exploring: National Studies

A Return to Scientific Reading Instruction

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Dr. Patrick Groff Professor Emeritus San Diego State University San Diego, California June 20, 2000 The importance of science in modern society is manifested in numberless ways. We look to guidance from science as to how to best protect or restore our physical or emotional well-being. Great confidence is placed on scientific solutions to everything Read more…

90+ Surveys of Experimental Research on Reading Instruction

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by Dr. Patrick Groff NRRF Board Member & Senior Advisor Dr. Patrick Groff, Professor of Education Emeritus San Diego State University, has published over 325 books, monographs, and journal articles and is a nationally known expert in the field of reading instruction.   Adams, M. J. (1990). Beginning to read: Thinking and learning about print. Read more…

2013 NAEP Mathematics and Reading Assessment Results

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Results from the 2013 NAEP assessments show fourth- and eighth-graders making progress in mathematics and reading. Nationally representative samples of more than 376,000 fourth-graders and 341,000 eighth-graders were assessed in either mathematics or reading in 2013. Results are reported for public and private school students in the nation, and for public school students in all Read more…

Report of the National Reading Panel: Teaching Children to Read

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Congressional Charge In 1997, Congress asked the “Director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), in consultation with the Secretary of Education, to convene a national panel to assess the status of research-based knowledge, including the effectiveness of various approaches to teaching children to read.” The panel was charged with providing a report Read more…

Project Follow Through Findings

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These principles have been distilled from the findings of more than 30 years of research studies under two very expensive federally funded programs: the $200 million in studies conducted under the direction of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the $1 billion Project Follow Through Study. The research indicates that, Read more…

Overview of NICHD Reading and Literacy Initiatives

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STATEMENT OF DR. G. REID LYON CHIEF CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND BEHAVIOR BRANCH NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH April 28, 1998 I am Dr. Reid Lyon, the Chief of the Child Development and Behavior Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes Read more…

Scientific Principles of Reading Instruction

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These principles have been distilled from the findings of more than 30 years of research studies under two very expensive federally funded programs: the $200 million in studies conducted under the direction of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the $1 billion Project Follow Through Study. The research indicates that, Read more…

The National Reading Panel Report: Missing the Point

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By James J. Campbell, M.D. April 2000 “Teaching Children to Read,” the report of the National Reading Panel, was finally published over a year later than originally planned. It was a rather prodigious effort to produce a new source of old information. To the panel’s credit, they used fairly rigorous standards to evaluate existing literature Read more…

List of publications from the NICHD Reading Research

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The NICHD Reading Research Program: three decades of research to understand how children learn to read, why some children have difficulties doing so, and what can be done to prevent and remediate reading failure. Here is a curated list of NICHD PDFs available on the Eunice Kenedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Read more…