Research & Scholarship

ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Leu, D. J., Forzani, E., Rhoads, C., Maykel, C., Kennedy, C., & Timbrell, N. (2015). The new literacies of online research and comprehension: Rethinking the reading achievement gap. Reading Research Quarterly.  doi: 10.1002/rrq.85

The above article was the most widely discussed article in social media appearing in Reading Research Quarterly, and it ranked in the top 10% of all 2,816,478 articles across all journals tracked by Almetric in January of 2015.  Articles about the above research study have appeared in the New Your Times (September 23, 2014 – http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/24/us/academic-skills-on-web-are-tied-to-income-level.html) and in Education Week (October 15, 2014 – http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/10/15/08reading.h34.html).

Leu, D.J., Kiili, C., & Forzani, E. (in press). Individual differences in the new literacies of online research and comprehension.  To appear in: Afflerbach, P. (Ed.) Handbook of Individual Differences in Reading: Reader, Text, and Context.  New York: Routledge. Individual Differences in New Literacies

Leu, D.J., Zawilinski, L., Forzani, E., & Timbrell, N. (in press). Best practices in new literacies and the new literacies of online research and comprehension.  In Morrow, L.M. & Gambrell, L. B. (Eds.) Best practices in literacy instruction.  5th Edition. New York: Guilford Press. Best Practices in New Literacies

Leu, D.J., Forzani, E., & Kennedy, C. (2013). Providing classroom leadership in new literacies: Preparing students for their future. In Shelley B. Wepner, Dorothy S. Strickland, and Diana Quatroche, (Eds.) The Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs, 5th edition (pp. 200-213).  New York: Teachers College Press.  Classroom Leadership in New Literacies

Forzani, E. & Maykel, C. (2013). Evaluating Connecticut Students’ Ability to Critically Evaluate Online Information. CARReader, 10, 23-37.  CT Students’ Critical Evaluation Ability

Leu, D.J., Forzani, E., Burlingame, C., Kulikowich, J. Sedransk, N., Coiro, J., & Kennedy, C. (2013). The new literacies of online research and comprehension: Assessing and preparing students for the 21st century with common core state standards. In Neuman, S. B. & Gambrell, L.B. (Eds.), Massey, C. (Assoc. Ed.) (2013). Reading instruction in the age of common core standards. (pp. 219-236)Newark, DE: International Reading Association. Retrieved from http://massreading.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/16_496_CH16_IRA_Neuman-clean.pdf

Forzani, E. (2013).  Teaching digital literacies for the Common Core: What Results from new assessments tell us. The Connecticut Reading Association Journal, 1(4), 12-17.  Retrieved from http://www.ctreading.org/journal

Forzani, E., & Leu, D. J. (2012).  New literacies for new learners.  The Educational Forum,    76(4), 421-424. Retrieved from  http://www.editlib.org/p/71864/

Leu, D. J. & Forzani, E. (2012). New literacies in a web 2.0, 3.0, 4.0,… ∞ world.  Research in Schools, 19, 75- 81.  Retrieved from http://www.msera.org/Rits_191/Rits_191_Leu_7.pdf

Leu, D. J., O’Byrne, W. I., Everett-Cacopardo, H., McVerry, J. G., Zawilinski, L.. Kiili, C., Kennedy, C., Forzani, E., (2011).  The New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension: Expanding the Literacy and Learning Curriculum.  Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 55(1), 5–14. doi: 10.1598/JAAL.55.1.1 Retrieved from http://sppsela.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/45161997/Online%20Literacies.pdf

PRESENTED PAPERS

Forzani, E., (2015, April). Investigating the effects of gender and socioeconomic status on students’ ability to critically evaluate online information in science. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

An article about the above paper appeared in Education Week (April 17, 2015 -http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2015/04/online_reading_science_study_results.html).

Forzani, E. (2014, April). The Effects of Teacher Factors on Students’ Ability to Critically Evaluate Online information.Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Leu, D.J. Kulikowich, J., Sedransk, N., Coiro, J., Forzani, E., Kennedy, C., and Maykel, C. (2014, April).  The ORCA Project: Designing Technology-based Assessments for Online Research, Comprehension, And Communication. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Forzani, E., Maykel, C., & Kennedy, C. (2013, December).  How Well Do Students Judge Their Ability to Critically Evaluate Online Information?:  Results from an Internet Use Survey and an Online Reading Comprehension Assessment.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Dallas, TX.

Forzani, E. (2013, October).  Helping Pre-service Teachers Develop Knowledge and Skills for Critically Evaluating Online Information Using Blackboard. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Leu, D. J., Forzani, E., Maykel, C., Kennedy, C., & Timbrell, N. (2013, October). Preparing Our Students in New Ways for New Times: Teaching, Performance-based Assessments, and New Literacies In An Era of Common Core.  Keynote address to the Connecticut Reading Association Conference.  Cromwell, CT.

Forzani, E. (2013, May).  Maximizing the Authenticities of Apprenticeships and the Efficiencies of Schooling:  A Shared Context Approach to Writing Instruction from a Situated Perspective.  Paper presented at the 25th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Leu, D. J., Kulikowich, J.M., Sedransk, N., Coiro, J., Cui, W., Forzani, E., Maykel, C., &  Kennedy, C. (2013, April). The ORCA Project: Online Research and Comprehension Assessments.  Showcase address to the IES Principal Investigator’s Meeting.  Washington, D.C.

Forzani, E., & Burlingame, C. (2012, December). Evaluating Representative State Samples of Seventh-Grade Students’ Ability to Critically Evaluate Online Information.  Paper presented at the 62nd Annual Conference of the Literacy Research Association, San Diego, CA.  Critical Evaluation in the ORCA_Forzani&Burlingame

Leu, D. J., Forzani, E., Kulikowich, J., Sedransk, N., Coiro, J., McVerry, G., Zawilinski, L., O’Byrne, I., Hillinger, M., Kennedy, C., Burlingame, C., Everett-Cacopardo, H. (2012, April). Developing three formats for assessing online reading comprehension: The ORCA project year 3. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Leu, D. J., Forzani, E., Kulikowich, J., Sedransk, N., Coiro, J., McVerry, G., Zawilinski, L., O’Byrne, I., Hillinger, M., Kennedy, C., Burlingame, C., Everett-Cacopardo, H. (2012, April).  Performance Patterns of Common Core State Standards in New Literacies Within Rich and Poor School Districts:  Are the Rich Getting Richer and the Poor Getting Poorer? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Leu, D.J., Coiro, J., O’Byrne, W. Ian, Zawilinski, L., McVerry, G., Everett-Cacopardo, H., Kennedy, C., & Forzani, E. (2011, December).  Online Reading Comprehension Assessment (ORCA):  A Preliminary Study of Online Reading Comprehension Ability in Rich and Poor School Districts.  Paper Presented at the 61st Annual Conference of the Literacy Research Association, Jacksonville, FL.

KEYNOTE, INVITED, AND REFEREED PRESENTATIONS

Forzani, E. & Maykel, C. (2013, October). Teaching Critical Evaluation of Online Information for Common Core. Presented at the annual Connecticut Reading Association Conference. Cromwell, CT.

Leu, D. J., Forzani, E., Maykel, C., Kennedy, C., & Timbrell, N. (October 17, 2013). Preparing Our Students in New Ways for New Times: Teaching, Performance-based Assessments, and New Literacies In An Era of Common Core.  Keynote address to the Connecticut Reading Association Conference.  Cromwell, CT.

Leu, D. J., Kulikowich, J.M., Sedransk, N., Coiro, J., Cui, W., Forzani, E., Maykel, C., &  Kennedy, C. (2013, April). The ORCA Project: Online Research and Comprehension Assessments.  Showcase address to the IES Principal Investigator’s Meeting.  Washington, D.C.

Forzani, E., & Burlingame, C. (2013, March). Evaluating Representative State Samples of Seventh-Grade Students’ Ability to Critically Evaluate Online Information.  Research poster presented at the Jean-Paul Dionne Symposium, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, CA.

Leu, D.J., Forzani, E., Kennedy, C., and Burlingame, C. (2012, August).  Online Research and Comprehension Assessment:  How Connecticut Students in Rich and Poor School Districts Perform on New Aspects of the Common Core State Standards.  Plenary session presented at the 3rd Annual Connecticut Assessment Forum, Cromwell, CT.

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