Reading for Understanding
The Reading for Understanding initiative is a consortia of organizations charged with improving reading comprehension for students in grades preK–12. The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences is funding the initiative, which consists of five teams developing reading interventions and one team focused on innovative assessments.
ETS is leading the assessment strand of collaborators at Florida State University, Arizona State University and Northern Illinois University. Together, we are working to develop and evaluate the next generation of reading assessments. The five other core teams in the research consortia — based at Florida State University; Ohio State University; the Strategic Education Research Partnership; University of Illinois, Chicago; and the University of Texas, Austin — are focusing on building innovative reading interventions.
Learn more about these aspects of the Reading for Understanding initiative:
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Watch a presentation from ETS's R&D Forum about the Reading for Understanding initiative (Flash, 50:51).