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Center for Research on Learning

Creating Solutions to Educational Challenges

The University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (KUCRL) is a multidisciplinary research team whose overarching goal is to create solutions to educational challenges. KUCRL is dedicated to development and research of educational programs and practices that improve outcomes for all learners, including those with learning differences or disabilities. These interventions and practices address higher-order reasoning skills, adolescent literacy, adult literacy, language and reading comprehension strategies, written expression strategies, math skills and strategies, social emotional learning skills, and explicit instruction and routines that respond to diversity in today’s schools. 

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Fusion Reading Prediction Strategy

Improve Literacy with Fusion Reading

Fusion Reading is a comprehensive, research-based reading intervention program developed by Dr. Irma Brasseur-Hock, Dr. Michael Hock, and Dr. Donald Deshler. Fusion Reading supports research-based strategies for students in grades 6-12 to help them achieve statistically significant gains in reading scores as well as other academic classes.
Possible Selves 2nd Edition

Updated Possible Selves Course

Register for the updated Possible Selves (2nd Edition) Course made in Canvas by Dr. Jocelyn Washburn, KUCRL SIM Director.
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Meta-Analysis of Adult Basic Education Reading Skills

New research published by Tonya Eberhart, Ling Zhang and Mike Hock to better contextualize and inform researchers and practitioners on the impact of interventions for Adult Basic Education (ABE) students with low reading comprehension proficiency.

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Technical Assistance

The University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning provides technical assistance to State and Local Education Agencies seeking to address the language and literacy challenges faced by disadvantage children and youth. The CRL offers a wide array of programs, interventions, professional development, and instructional coaching that can impact literacy outcomes for students with disabilities, English learners, and students from low income households.

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