Evidence-Based Reading Intervention Research in K-12
Barbara Foorman, Ph.D.
Florida State University
In this overview, Dr. Barbara Foorman describes the foundational skills that are crucial to reading success. She also provides an overview of effective strategies for improving reading comprehension.
Barbara Foorman, Ph.D., is the Francis Eppes Professor of Education and Director of the Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University. During 2005, Dr. Foorman served as the Commissioner of Education Research in the Institute of Education Sciences in the USDOE. Dr. Foorman has over 140 publications on reading and language development and has been principal investigator of federally-funded grants on early reading interventions and K-12 reading assessment. She served on National Academy of Science committees on the "Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children" and the learning and instruction panel of the "Strategic Educational Research Plan." She was a member of the advisory board for the federal office of Educational Research Improvement (OERI).