Center for the Study of Reading

 

Since its establishment in 1976, the Center for the Study of Reading has been a national leader the field of reading and literacy research. CSR has undertaken numerous research and development projects that aimed to build new knowledge about reading and about the practice of reading instruction. From these projects, we have produced several highly influential reports that have helped shape the practices and policies in reading instruction in classrooms across the United States and China.

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  • Nagy, William E.; Herman, Patricia A.; Anderson, Richard C. (Champaign, Ill. : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for the Study of Reading.Cambridge, Mass. : Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., 1985-12)
    This study investigated incidental learning of word meanings from context during normal reading. A total of 352 students in third, fifth, and seventh grades read either expository or narrative passages selected from ...

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  • Winograd, Peter; Newell, George (Champaign, Ill. : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for the Study of Reading.Cambridge, Mass. : Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., 1985-06)
    This study examined the influence that topic familiarity had on good and poor readers' ability to identify and use important information in expository texts. Fifty-six eighth-grade students and thirty-seven adults indicated ...

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  • Ortony, Andrew; Vondruska, Richard J.; Foss, Mark A. (Champaign, Ill. : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for the Study of Reading.Cambridge, Mass. : Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., 1985-03)
    Models of similarity have traditionally assumed that the similarity relation is symmetrical. However, when reversed, similarity statements frequently have different properties from those of the original. Previous attempts ...

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  • Adams, Marilyn Jager (Champaign, Ill. : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for the Study of Reading.Cambridge, Mass. : Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., 1978-10)
    Major hypotheses about the processes involved in word recognition are reviewed and then assessed through four experiments. The purpose of the first experiment was to examine some basic aspects of the processing of words, ...

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  • Greer, Eunice Ann (Champaign, Ill. : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for the Study of Reading., 1995-11)
    A study was conducted to evaluate the validity of the Illinois Goal Assessment Program [IGAP] grade-3 reading assessment from two perspectives: (a) its relationship to 21 other measures of reading via factor analyses, and ...

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