Representing a consortium of educators from five universities (including the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and the University of Georgia) the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA) is a national center for research on early reading. With substantial support from the Department of Education, CIERA conducts research into the nature of enabling young people to read effectively at an early age, along with sponsoring a popular summer institute each year. Educational researchers and teachers will want some time browsing through their online archive which contains full-length research reports and shorter pieces on topics such as reading literacy. Along with these more general reports, there is the CIERA Technical Report Series, which cover such topics as word learning and effective schools. Finally, the CIERA has also placed an archive of its presentations on various reading-related topics (dating back to 1999) online here for use by the general public.


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