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College of Education and FCRR faculty members to present at SREE 2015

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Barbara Foorman

Several College of Education and Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) faculty members will present at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) 2015 Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference will take place March 5 – 7, 2015, under the theme, Learning Curves: Creating and Sustaining Gains from Early Childhood through Adulthood.

Dr. Barbara Foorman, Francis Eppes Professor of Education and director of the Florida Center for Reading Research, is an organizer, chair, and presenter for specific conference topics. Foorman will present, The Dimensionality of Oral Language and Reading in 4th-10th Grades: A Bi-Factor Approach, along with fellow FCRR researchers and FSU College of Education alumni Dr. Sharon Koon and Dr. Yaacov Petscher, director of research at the FCRR. That same day, Foorman, Petscher, and fellow FCRR researcher, Chengfu Zhou, will present, Understanding the Importance of Foundational Reading Skills in Predicting Reading Comprehension: A New Solution to an Old Problem.

College of Education faculty and staff headshots. Lara Perez-Felkner

Lara Perez-Felkner

The following day, Dr. Jeanne Wanzek, associate professor of Education; Dr. Richard K. Wagner, distinguished research professor of Psychology and associate director at FCRR; and Dr. Jessica S. Folsom, FCRR researcher and FSU College of Education alumna, will present their collaborative paper with the co-authors from other universities: To Wait in Tier 1 or Intervene Immediately: A Randomized Experiment Examining First Grade Response to Intervention (RTI) in Reading. 

Later that day, Dr. Lara Perez-Felkner, assistant professor of Higher Education and Sociology, will present on gendered differences in STEM higher education majors among two-year and four-year schools alongside Samantha Nix, a graduate student in the Higher Education Ph.D. program.

Florida State University Affiliated Sessions at SREE Spring Conference 2015

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

1C. Instruction and Student Achievement Symposium
Measuring Reading for Understanding with Attention to Developmental Theory and Individual Differences
10AM – 12PM: Drawing Room – Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
Organizer: Barbara Foorman, Florida State University

The Dimensionality of Oral Language and Reading in 4th-10th Grades: A Bi-Factor Approach
Barbara Foorman, Sharon Koon, & Yaacov Petscher, Florida State University

Understanding the Importance of Foundational Reading Skills in Predicting Reading Comprehension: A New Solution to an Old Problem
Yaacov Petscher, Chengfu Zhou, & Barbara Foorman, Florida State University

3D. Instruction and Student Achievement
Strategies to Assess and Improve Literacy and Reading Comprehension
3PM – 5PM: Dumbarton – Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
Chair: Barbara Foorman, Florida State University

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

5C. Instruction and Student Achievement Symposium
Data Driven Decision Making: An In-Depth Look at Response to Intervention (RTI) Practices
1PM – 3PM: Gallery 1 – Park Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom Level
To Wait in Tier 1 or Intervene Immediately: A Randomized Experiment Examining First Grade Response to Intervention (RTI) in Reading
Stephanie Al Otaiba, Southern Methodist University, Carol M. Connor, Arizona State University, Jessica S. Folsom & Jeanne Wanzek, Florida State University, Luana L. Greulich, Andrews University, Chris Schatschneider & Richard K. Wagner, Florida State University

5F. Education and Social Inequality
Innovative Programs to Promote Student Post-Secondary Success
1PM – 3PM: Sulgrave – Fairmont Hotel, Floor 3
Are Two-Year Colleges the Key to Expanding the Scientific Labor Force? Unpacking Gender and Racial-Ethnic Gaps in Undergraduate STEM Degrees
Lara Perez-Felkner, Kirby Thomas, Jordan Hopkins, & Samantha Nix, Florida State University

For the complete conference program, click here.

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