Texas Reading First


CARS is devoted to improving academic skills in children. Research at the Center examines the elements of instructional programs designed to improve academic and reading development, with emphasis on identifying the elements of reading programs that best facilitate reading development in a variety of student populations. Through its research, CARS is able to enhance the educational experiences of students by:

  • bringing evidence-based approaches to the classroom
  • developing teachers' knowledge about the conditions under which students learn
  • helping teachers assess students' strengths and weaknesses, form instructional plans, and monitor progress

While continuing its research programs, CARS is developing a clearing-house for the dissemination of research-based information on reading and other academic skills.

Established in 1996 at The University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, CARS at UTH-HCS Department of Pediatrics, the Center for Academic and Reading Skills (CARS) conducts research on how reading and other academic skills develop in normal children, children who are under- achievers, and children who are academically disabled.

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