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2006Research Conference | June 15–16

This conference highlighted the work of invited speakers, independent researchers who have received grant funds from the Institute of Education Sciences, and trainees supported through predoctoral training grants and postdoctoral fellowships. The presentations are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Education or the Institute of Education Sciences.
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Reading and Others

The Coh-Metrix Project: An Automated Tool to Measure Text Cohesion and Investigations of Cohesion Effects on Comprehension
Presenters: Danielle S. McNamara, University of Memphis
Art Graesser, University of Memphis
Max Louwerse, University of Memphis

Conceptualizing and Measuring Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Reading
Presenters: Geoffrey Phelps, University of Michigan
Joanne Carlisle, University of Michigan
Brian Rowan, University of Michigan

Connecting Cognitive Science and Educational Practice to Improve Reading Comprehension
Presenters: Paul van den Broek, University of Minnesota
Kristen McMaster, University of Minnesota
David Rapp, University of Minnesota
Panayiota Kendeou, University of Minnesota
Christine Espin, University of Minnesota
Stan Deno, University of Minnesota

Do Some Colleges Improve Students' Chances of Completing Degrees?
Presenters: Jennifer L. Stephan, Northwestern University
James E. Rosenbaum, Northwestern University

Effectiveness of Supplemental Fluency Instruction: Evaluation of the Quick Reads Program Implemented by Paraeducator Tutors
Presenters: Patricia Vadasy, Washington Research Institute
Elizabeth Sanders, Washington Research Institute
Sueanne Sluis, Washington Research Institute

Enhancing the Reading Comprehension of Small Groups Using a Manipulation Strategy
Presenter: Megan Brown, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Improving Comprehension Online (ICON): Preparing a Digital Reading Intervention Through Vocabulary-based Research
Presenters: Patrick Proctor, Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST, Inc.)
Bridget Dalton, Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST, Inc.)
Elaine Mo, Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST, Inc.)

Orthography and Decisions About When to Move the Eyes During Reading
Presenters: Erik D. Reichle, University of Pittsburgh
Jessica R. Nelson, University of Pittsburgh
Charles A. Perfetti, University of Pittsburgh

Progress in Providing Reader-Specific Lexical Practice for Improved Reading Comprehension
Presenters: Jamie Callan, Carnegie Mellon University
Maxine Eskenazi, Carnegie Mellon University
Charles Perfetti, University of Pittsburgh

Progress with Speech Recognition and Correlations in ICARE, An Independent Reading Evaluation System
Presenters: Barbara Wise, University of Colorado
Andreas Hagen, University of Colorado
Bryan Pellom, University of Colorado
Luann Sessions, University of Colorado
Tammy Tomczyk, University of Colorado
Jariya Tuantranont, University of Colorado
Lynn Snyder, University of Colorado
Tim Weston, University of Colorado
Nattawut Ngampatipatpong, University of Colorado
Sarel Van Vuuren, University of Colorado
Ron Cole, University of Colorado

Repeated Reading Versus Continuous Reading: Influences on Reading Rate and Comprehension
Presenters: Rollanda E. O'Connor, University of California-Riverside
H. Lee Swanson, University of California-Riverside

Scaling Up Assessment-driven Intervention Using the Internet and Handheld Computers: The Effect of Study Condition on Student Outcome
Presenters: Kristi L. Santi, The University of Texas at Houston
David J. Francis, The University of Houston
Mary York, The University of Houston
Barbara R. Foorman, The University of Texas at Houston

Scaling-up Peer-assisted Learning Strategies: A Longitudinal, Multi-site Randomized Control Trial to Determine Necessary On-site Technical Assistance to Teacher Implementers
Presenters: Doug Fuchs, Vanderbilt University
Mark Berends, Vanderbilt University
Loulee Yen, Vanderbilt University
Kristen McMaster, University of Minnesota
Laura Saenz, University of Texas-Pan American

Technology Infusion in Beginning Reading Instruction: Three Randomized Experiments
Presenters: Bette Chambers, Success for All Foundation
Nancy Madden, Success for All Foundation
Robert E. Slavin, Johns Hopkins University
Philip Abrami, Concordia University

A Two-Year Longitudinal Study of the Development of Reading Comprehension
Presenters: Richard K. Wagner, Florida State University
Carol A. Rashotte, Florida State University

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