LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION
Achievement; Assessment; Elementary Education; English Education; Curriculum and Instruction; Equity and Poverty; Literacy; Reading Instruction; Evaluation; Writing Instruction; Race, Inequality, and Education; Standards; Quantitative Research Methods; Research Design; Research Methods
John Z. Strong, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Learning and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo. A former high school English language arts teacher, his research interests include integrated reading and writing instruction and text complexity. His research focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of instructional interventions on reading fluency, reading comprehension, and writing quality in grades 2-12. His dissertation research was a mixed methods experimental study of the effects and social validity of an informational text structure intervention in upper elementary grades.