1.1 Reading Research and the Research to Practice Gap

Learning Intentions

After viewing this module session participants will be able to: 

  • Acknowledge the issue of reading problems in our country
  • Make connections to the field of reading research


Watch the session below.

*Please see the Transcripts resource folder located in Module 0 for a text copy of the transcript from this video. 


  • A large minority of students are struggling readers
  • Research shows we can dramatically reduce the number of struggling readers
  • Research also shows there is a gap between research findings on reading and classroom practice
  • This webinar series is designed to make the most useful research findings available to Colorado educators

Reflect & Connect

What obstacles might be present in your school or district that could make it difficult to implement research findings? How might those obstacles be overcome?