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The annual STAR research review identifies developments in reading research that call for changes in project content, and keeps the STAR team up-to-date on training and technical assistance.

The 2019 STAR research review highlights and summarizes 14 journal articles and conference papers, giving the gist of what could be useful in your practice, which is especially helpful since many of the journals are only accessible via subscription.

  • "A combined read-aloud think-aloud strategy improves student learning experiences in college-level biology courses"
  • "A study designed to increase the literacy skills of incarcerated adults"
  • "Adults with poor reading skills, older adults, and college students: The meanings they understand during reading using a diffusion model analysis"
  • "Comparing adult to adolescent performance on component assessment of reading"
  • "Decoding and reading comprehension: A test of the decoding threshold hypothesis"
  • "IDEAL distance education and blended learning handbook"
  • "Literacy and growth: Policy implications of new evidence from PIAAC"
  • "Literacy lost: Canada’s basic skills shortfall"
  • "Prosody, pacing, and situational fluency (or why fluency matters for older readers)"
  • "Reading and writing on screen and paper"
  • "Revisiting the determinants of literacy proficiency"
  • "Teachers’ perceptions of an online professional development experience: Implications for a design and implementation framework"
  • "The truth behind the pipeline: Is the illiteracy-to-prison connection real?"
  • "We are what we do: Adult Basic Education should be about more than employability"
Topic Area: 
ABE/Adult Education
Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI)
Learning Disabilities
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Resource Type: 
Research/Evidence-Based Practice
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